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Miscellany with No Fools

I just put my father on a plane for home. He stayed an extra day to help Dev tinker with the car and to take him out practice-driving a little more. (The car is a manual.)

Dev's new car is now fully operational, and he drove it to work on his own for the first time. We are both excited about the freedom this gives us. No more are we forever tied to the intricacies of each other's schedules! No more will we miss our individual events because the car must be used by another! No more will I be paying for his gas! (Okay, so that one makes only me happy, but hey.)

Here's the pic we took last week:

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In other news, almost no progress was made on the writing front since Thursday. There were simply too many other things to do, including spending time with Dad. But the novella shouldn't take more than a couple days to get into shape, as I've had plenty of driving-hours to think through the changes I want to make and how I want to make them. Not enough time, though, to come up with a new title...

Once the novella is out to betas, I'll start working through beta-feedback for Sand of Bone. And when that's done, I'll send it off for proofing and start on Breath of Stone.

Speaking of beta-readers... I feel bad asking those who have just finished/are still finishing the beta for Sand to pick up yet another piece. If you're up for it--cool! If not--that's cool, too! :) So if there are folks out there who'd be interested in beta-reading a 23K fantasy adventure novella that's fairly traditional, set in a desert culture, let me know.

But now, I've thirty minutes before I head out for tonight's teaching. It's women's-class night, so I'm looking forward to it.

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queenoftheskies
Apr. 1st, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
I'm always cool to beta read, even though you might not want me to since I'm slow with comments. Looks like I have a good chance to get caught up this week, though, and get the comments I owe you out in the e-mail.

Nice pic of Dev. Dang, they grow up fast. Nice car. And, congrats on more freedom for you both!
blairmacg
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
You're not slow at all. Right on schedule. :) I'd always love your feedback, but feel bad tossing something new at you when you've just put in so much time with Sand. I DON'T want to interfere with your writing!

So it's totally up to you, and I'm fine if you've other stuff to do. I can't stress enough that I appreciate your time, and simply don't want to take advantage of it.

queenoftheskies
Apr. 2nd, 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
I am always happy to read and April has started out a better writing month for me, so send whenever you're ready.

If I could get home on time one of these nights, I could finish typing up comments. Manuscript is too large for me to cart into work inconspicuously for the purpose of writing up comments. :)
blairmacg
Apr. 3rd, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
My goal is to wrap it up by tomorrow morning, so I should be able to get it to you by the weekend. Thank you so much!!
harvey_rrit
Apr. 1st, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
If he's dressing as The Doctor he needs to screw up his hair in some manner.

Just how doesn't really matter.
blairmacg
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:23 am (UTC)
Hee! When he lets his hair grow out, it's Total Tom Baker. He does it about twice a year. :)
harvey_rrit
Apr. 2nd, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
OK, we're good then.
spaceintheway
Apr. 2nd, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
I'm swamped at work this week, but have time over the weekend and next week for a beta read.
blairmacg
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:24 am (UTC)
That would be perfect timing! I'll get those revisions done by Friday. :)
spaceintheway
Apr. 2nd, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Fabulous! I look forward to it.
blairmacg
Apr. 3rd, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!
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