Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Planning ahead

It hit me a few days ago that the month was almost over. How time flies. That means that the first Sunday in May is almost here, which means writing group. So I spent today working on the last part of Worth Something. I have it to a point where it could be the end or I could add a little more and I'm not really sure what to do. Maybe I'll add a little more then ask the writing group where they think it should end.

For the first time in a while I got out the Writer's Market. I know I mentioned a few months back that I think humor might be my thing. It's the only thing that I've had much luck with and I hadn't really gotten anywhere with literary stories, which was mostly what I had been submitting. So I've been trying to find places to send a few of my humorous stories, including the one that started my funny revelation, Secret Identity Crisis.
What I've come to find is that, when it comes to short stories, there are a lot less places for humor than there are for literary stories. Of course, in the past, I found the same problem with action, adventure, fantasy and sci-fi.

I finished the Lord of the Flies, but I read it kind of half-heartedly before bed every night. And I feel like a bad reader/writer because I didn't catch the big flaw that D.B. Echo mentioned.
Now I'm on to Bone Crossed, the fourth book in the Mercy Thomas series, by Patricia Briggs. I'm actually almost done. I'll probably finish it tonight.

Just watched: Marley and Me (again)
Currently watching: Reno! 911


D.B. Echo said...

Piggy was nearsighted, like me. If you ever tried to use the lenses from my glasses to focus the rays of the sun to start a fire, you'd be waiting a loooong time - since my glasses cause light rays to diverge, rather than converge.

When confronted with this, the author basically said, Oh, whatEVER. It's just a story. I'm not going to worry about getting the science details right.

Ashley said...

Wow! That didn't even occur to me. Of course, I did wonder how easy it really is to start a fire with glasses.
I can't believe that got past so many people. Not just the writer but the editor, copy editor and the numerous other people who would have read it before it was published.