Working the muse.
Seriously, this has been one of those weeks. Paycheck bounced because it was illegible, fight with boss because he won’t listen and I can’t hear too good, (stoopid error on both our parts but neither willing to give ground.)
Bounced check almost cost me 1/4 its value in fees, but a quick call, a re-write and re-deposit and the credit union waived them ‘this once’. (Been with ’em since 2002, and this is a first! They’d better friggin give me some leeway!!!)
But thats an aside, because that book is now live,(two weeks before I get my deadtree proofs so still not pushing it, yet) and I accomplished something many dream of but never do.
And now I have to work on the sequel.
I’m ‘doing it right’ this time and plotting it out, not shooting from the hip. I have good characters to work with and a ‘history’ that can be built on. Skeleton plot laid down, and working on the ‘twists’ and conflicts.
But there are times even with all of it set, that ya need to step back and sidetrack the conciousness so the sub can get inside and tweak around a bit.
My Distraction is a Duh!k.
I love the boat as is, but there were always some points that I thought could be better. She is, afterall, my first and perfection was not expected,,,,
My distraction is in laying plans to re-skin and ‘adjust’ those points in the process. I like the sporter cutwater at the bow, but think it could use a facelift and ‘sharrpening’. I want to add a pair of chines to round out the hull a bit more, maybe even replace a couple ribs that might be cracked or are cracking, before they bust and punch a hole out.
And a different color scheme. Something that screams “I’m in a little kayak! Don’t run me over!! when we’re out in open water. And keeping with the duck theme, why not bright duckie yellow? Maybe even have a profile of a mad duck face for the bow paint.
Anywhoos, when I start on it, it will be in my build period instead of a new build from scratch this year. And she’ll get the same heavy duty skin that Serena has, not that lightweight stuff she now has, that failed so dramatically last year.
And my muse is ready for adding to that plot. Thanks fer’listenin’