April 5th, 2008

Book Book Book

Round Two of Editorial Revisions on Knife, Day Three

My husband is a wonderful person and I will love him until the day I die.

Not that I didn't know that already, but when he said to me last night, "Where can I take the kids tomorrow so you can have time to write?" I was reminded all over again why, reader, I married him.

Anyway, it turned out that it was much more practical to let him stay home with the kids (and keep the van) while I went out on the authorial town, so I let him drop me off at a promising-looking café where I hoped I would find sufficient peace (and breakfast, and lunch, and generous amounts of tea in between) to write.

It turned out to be perfect. The café had plenty of room, the chairs were comfortable, the food was excellent, they had a plug-in for my laptop, they let me sit there all day, and by the time I packed up and left at 4 p.m., I'd revised three whole chapters. (Though it helped that I promised myself a slice of Chocolate Mousse Mudslide if I got at least two chapters done.)

I can't wait to go there again!

Seven chapters down, fifteen to go -- though these early chapters are the easy part, there'll be a lot more rewriting later on. But still, I am pleased. It looks as though I've got a good chance (Lord willing) at making that May 1st deadline after all.
A Pocket Full of Murder

DOCTOR WHO: "Partners in Crime"

I have nothing in particular to say about this episode -- Collapse ). Everything else worth noting has already been said by other people like lizbee and calapine.

I do, however, desperately want a little Adipose of my very own. An icon will suffice. An animated one with the Adipose either skipping down the street or waving and smiling would be best of all: if anybody finds one in their travels, please let me know.

Oh, one more thing: did someone run over David Tennant with a bus between seasons? Seriously, he's looking kind of... worn out these days. Unless it is Plot, which it might be considering that Donna even remarked on it. In which case, well done BBC Makeup Dept., I guess.

Wait, two more things. Collapse )