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I got back commentary on my novel I submitted to this year's Southwest Writer's Contest -- didn't win this time, but got some very nice comments. I apparently have very good characters, dialogue, and setup. Yay. I'll see if I can polish this one up and start sending IT around, too.

Gakked from shipperx:

The Bucket List. Place an X by all the things you've done during your lifetime:

() Gone on a blind date
() Donated blood -- I always want to, but low blood pressure + fainting = me big wussy
(X) Skipped school
() Watched someone die
() Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Florida
() Been to Hawaii
(X) Been on a plane -- flown, landed, taken off, done everything but actually get my license
() Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
() Hugged a homeless person
(X) Swam in the ocean -- both coasts
() Swam with stingrays -- I've petted them, though
(X) Been sailing in the ocean -- now, does this mean sailboats, or any ship/ferry at all?
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
() Recently colored with crayons
() Ran a marathon
(X) Sang karaoke
() Volunteered at a soup kitchen
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
() Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
() Seen the Northern Lights
() Been para-sailing
(X) Been on TV -- I'm counting sitting in the phone bank at PBS
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
() Made prank phone calls
(X) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans -- just a few feet, but it counts
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Fed an elephant
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Fired a gun
(X) Danced in the rain
() Been to the opera
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
() Serenaded someone
() Seen a U.S.President in person -- a couple of sitting Senators, though
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
() Watched the sunrise with someone
() Driven a race car -- This is very high on my list of Things I Want To Do
(X) Been to a National Museum
(X) Been to a Wax Museum
(X) Eaten caviar
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
() Been deep sea fishing
() Driven across the United States -- I've driven roads from California to Tennessee, but not quite to the right coast
() Been in a hot air balloon
() Been sky diving -- I was going to, but my father the pilot wouldn't let me
() Gone snowmobiling
() Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
() Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser -- I was too little when my folks went to Yellowstone
(X) Seen the Grand Canyon -- only the South Rim, though.
() Seen the Statue of Liberty -- the one in Vegas doesn't count, I'm sure.
() Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
(X) Been on a cruise
() Traveled by train
(X) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horse back riding
() Ridden on a San Francisco cable car
(X) Been to Disneyland OR Disney World -- both!
(X) Truly believed in the power of prayer
() Been in a rain forest
() Seen whales in the ocean
() Been to Niagara Falls
(X) Ridden on an elephant
() Swam with dolphins
() Been to the Olympics
() Walked on the Great Wall of China
() Saw and heard a glacier calf
() Been spinnaker flying
() Been water-skiing
() Been snow-skiing
() Been to Westminster Abbey
( Been to the Louvre
() Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower -- again, I'm betting the one in Vegas doesn't count... *g*
() Swam in the Mediterranean
(X) Been to a Major League Baseball game
() Been to a National Football League game
() Been White Water Rafting
(X) Written a book or screen play -- Several, and I don't care if they haven't been published yet.

Someday we absolutely MUST get to Europe...

I should be doing a lot of things I'm not doing, including coming up with more questions for Tommy Cash and reading/critiquing for my writer's group. At least I pulled the hamburger out of the freezer for dinner tonight.

Adopt one today! * Adopt one today! * Adopt one today! * Adopt one today!


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cornerofmadness
Aug. 11th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
well yay for good commentary
wildrider
Aug. 11th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
They didn't like the introduction of the vampire -- I may have to re-write the summary to take him out, because I can't remove him completely -- the catalyst of a boss who can be shot in the chest and still get up is sort of important to the story... Of course, it's pretty close to being a first draft, so I felt mighty good about it!
cornerofmadness
Aug. 11th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
hmmm actually if this is your nano, I think I said something similar or meant to. I still need to get back to that.

but yes that's good
wildrider
Aug. 12th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
I feel pretty good about it, considering what you read, and what I submitted, was essentially a first draft. There's a lot that can be done with it.

But the vampire stays. *grin*

cornerofmadness
Aug. 12th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
well that's good. iknow you'v ebeen feeling kinda blah about the writing lately
wildrider
Aug. 13th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Been poking around with my first NaNo -- it's just for fun, and I think that's what's been missing, is just the sheer joy of writing. The Vampire and Me is not something that would ever be purchased or published, but I'm just enjoying playing with it.

cornerofmadness
Aug. 13th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
well that's cool
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