Friday, December 12, 2008

Writing Update: December 2008

Now that we're knee-deep in the holidays, my free time tends to extend more to family matters than to matters of the pen. The good news is that I finished the second draft of Stranger On A Quiet Street and have put it aside to gel. Well, at least I thought I had. Lori wants to read it but, since she's nauseous (we're expecting our second child in April), she never really feels like getting around to it. So I've taken to reading it to her, one chapter a night. I actually found myself nervous when I started but now I look forward to reading it to her every night and to her feedback.

Each day at lunch, I polish another chapter in Fairlight #2, Hope For Tomorrow, for the Blademaster Press edition. There are very few fixes. It was always a pretty clean manuscript. It's a good story with believable characters. I'm enjoying reading it again almost 8 years after its original publication.

I've also started research on my next novel, which I'm wisely (I think) waiting until after the holidays to start plotting. The idea is to make a trilogy out of this concept so I'll be committing to it for several years once I start it. But it occupies a lot of my thoughts and it feels like the right one to do next. So that's the direction I'm going.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Photoshop Class 2: Photoshop in New Media

My second Photoshop class did well yesterday. A lot of good feedback and comments. My favorite response so far was that several people loved my comment, in trying to explain resolution, that a Lite Bright is about 4 dpi.