I’ve been sitting here carrying out my final edit and read through of the first Talia novel. On the television I’ve got the Syracuse vs Boston College basketball game on while listening to Queen on my Ipod. All in all, it’s been a very calm and relaxing evening while I’ve worked.
See, some writers say they need to lock themselves into a room with their computer/typewriter and not speak or see another living soul. I’m not quite that way. Oh, I’ll go to a different room but I’ll listen to Itunes while I write and who the artist is changes with my mood.
Tonight has been really fun because I enjoy basketball and watching it. Before I got diagnosed with Bipolar I was on track to be a successful coach, so I end up looking at things as a coach would. And the best part? I don’t have to worry about being fired if I make a wrong call! J
Either way it’s a fun night for me and now I’ll go back to work on my Athol novel. Once this Talia novel is finished, I’ll turn my attention to editing the short story that brought the little teen assassin to life. This, I hope, will get published in a magazine, but I’m concerned that at 9.6k words it might be too long. With any luck I can edit it down, but I’m not sure if I can find a way to remove 2k to make it a “normal” short story length.