Happy Labor Day

Here is a labor related post - hmmm, that could be interpreted so many ways. This is a writing related post, folks.

1) Plot cards are done and I'm back to knocking out 500 words a day. I'll still finish in September, so all is good there - the cards didn't set me back too far. They did leave me a little daunted realizing how much work it will be to revise this thing, and I'm left wishing I could hold all the plot threads of an entire novel in my head as I write and weave them effortlessly so that little to no revising is necessary.

But I'm not there yet.

And so, I will revise, and hopefully, have this puppy ready to go out in January at the latest.

2) Energy level matters. If I take my vitamins (literally, it's not a euphemism like 'eat your Wheaties') and get enough sleep (which, I've learned, is more than 6 hours) I can write every night. If not - I barely have enough in the tank for reality tv. Which, by the way, is going to take a LOT of energy once So You Think You Can Dance starts. I think we all remember how emotionally invested I get in my dancers.

3) I'm going to Steam Con!!! I'm not one for cons. I don't even dress up on Halloween, but I've been doing steampunk research on my teeny tiny netbook trying to figure out just how a steam engine is put together and what the schematics should look like for an airship and my eyes are going crossed. I already can't find my glasses half the time and when I do they're missing an arm (thanks, Mystery Man) so this is not good.

Fortunately, there is a steampunk conference right here in my beloved Emerald City this October and Red and I are going. Betty Boop won't like that, but I can trust Red not to make friends with passing airship pilots and hop a ride to California. I cannot trust Boop in this manner.

I'm hoping to get some cool steampunk jewelry, some airship schematics, a map of Victorian London, and have high tea, steampunk style. Red already has a fabulous dress to wear. I'll be steampunkified in spirit only. Until I buy my pendant. And maybe some goggles. I would SO love some goggles! I KNOW I could find my glasses if they were steampunk goggles!

Let me know if you're gonna be there!


traci said...

I'm in for steampunk!

September 7, 2009 at 8:51 PM
Tia Nevitt said...

Oh, I want to go! Starcaster is slightly steampunk-y, but all the science is real. I just endeavored to make the science as fun as steampunk.

September 8, 2009 at 3:11 AM
D said...

Hi Robin, thanks for your comments on my blog and for the book recommendation. I will definitely check out "The Children's Blizzard." I enjoy hearing about people who so boldly set off on new lives, and their experiences in doing so. They did face many risks and challenges. Plus, they didn't have the luxury off visiting their homeland in a matter of hours via plane like we do now. Thanks again for the recommendation.

I didn't know about Steamcon, but that sounds interesting! The tea and fashion show sound like fun.

September 17, 2009 at 7:46 AM

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