I refer you to the Danger Synopsis post in May.
I spent some time organizing Paladin tonight, not enough time, but some. Will, hopefully, finish the rewrite on the final chapter tonight. The battle scene may need some sprucing up.
I’m probably going to lay off the blogs for a while, except for a select few. I have to concentrate on this book and the workshop. After I get a few things lined out with Barbara’s workshop, I need to start running it through the Books and Writers or it isn’t going to be done for Surrey.
So, between the move, Barbara’s workshop and the B&W workshop, I think I have enough to occupy me. Plus, I am going to start working out again next week. Need to get in better shape if I am going to strap on armor and learn to sword fight.
And, speaking of Barbara’s workshop, I was kind of dreading the critique. Yes, there are still some problem areas, but she was pleasantly surprised by the new synopsis. Of course, compared to the old one, it only had one way to go.
The things I was most worried about, structure, plot, arc, etc., I nailed. She even recognized some strong characters. First exercise was beginning, end and the synopsis. I can’t go into much else because it’s a closed workshop and copyright material, but I am very pleased I made the commitment to do this. She is well worth the money and effort and I highly recommend her.
Will’s unit is having a concert at the armory tonight and I am going. They ship to Louisiana Saturday morning for three weeks of convoy security training. I wish they had longer, but most of the guys and gals in the unit have already been to Iraq once. They stay in Louisiana three weeks and then come home for three weeks. Then they ship off to Georgia, where they will deploy to Iraq. I’m trying to not dwell on this much to avoid a lot of navel gazing.