I have returned from the Great Work Conference and I have much to share! And almost none of it is about work!
One, I will attempt to figure out this Write On Con nonsense at some point this evening. If anyone has any tips they'd like to share, I'd like to get them, because I suspect I will be sort of overwhelmed by the soup I plan to make for dinner. (In my defense, it sounds really complicated.)
Two, I came up with a new idea that makes me a little giddy. I don't really usually share that sort of thing, but I consider this one a good sign.
Three, I've decided that when I finish JRgtC (see that little progress bar there? yes, over there, up and to the right ... you've got it) I will reward myself with something awesome. I'm thinking ... a dishwasher. Or an iPad. Although I think the roommates might smother me in my sleep if I choose iPad over dishwasher ...
Four, I would love to expand my group of critique partners. So here's the deal. If you would like a critique partner with a pretty solid grasp of grammar, story structure, characterization, and a lawyer-level degree of scrutiny for plot holes, I am your gal. I love mysteries, horror, YA, contemporary, historical, romance, and can be persuaded to like just about anything else if it's well-written. In exchange, you have to (sometimes) read what I write. (I am a much faster critiquer than writer, so the balance is tipped in your favor.)
If you need more details, I plan to blog tomorrow about my theory of critiquing. And yes, it's going to as pretentious as I just made it sound. LOOK FORWARD TO IT!
Picture of the day: Please, step into my office.