Sunday, June 27, 2010

Useless Week

This week has been a bad one for writing, in that I have not done any. Well, I did write about a page and a half on Adventures in Zoology, but that barely counts. I haven't even done much reading even though I'm reading (and enjoying hugely) Pierre Pevel's swashbuckling adventure The Cardinal's Blades. Heck, I haven't even posted here in a week.

On the other hand, I have pulled out an old story and started to edit it. It's not as bad as I remembered, but it does need a lot of work. Man, I was wordy and repetitive back when I wrote that thing (back in 2004); mostly I'm cutting. Since the story was only about 46,000 words to start with, I've got yet another useless novella to try and place.

I think I'll go read The Cardinal's Blades. And have some peach ice cream, which makes everything better.

10 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

Hey, editing is good. At least that counts as productivity!

K.C. Shaw said...

Well, I'm editing verrrry slowly, but it's better than doing nothing.

Danielle Ferries said...

I like to go off and read when I'm uninspired/annoyed/lazy. And coffee is my peach ice cream.

K.C. Shaw said...

I've never been a coffee drinker. I don't even like coffee flavored ice cream! Or peach flavored coffee, for that matter.

Reading is a good answer to everything, though.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Reading and editing both count in my book. The Cardinals Blade sounds interesting. I may have to pick up another swashbuckler soon. I will stick to vanilla and chocolate myself.

Cate Gardner said...

Ooh, I intend to move my butt and have 'peaches' and 'ice cream' any minute now.

K.C. Shaw said...

Jamie--I finished The Cardinal's Blades today and it's phenomenal! I don't know if it's going to be released in the U.S. though; I had to order my copy from England. It was worth it!

Cate--Me too! Hmm, if Mom left me any. :)

Aaron Polson said...

I blame it all on summer. *shakes fist*

Summer gets me every year...

Natalie L. Sin said...

Mmm...now I want a peach milk shake.

K.C. Shaw said...

Aaron--Summer's as good a thing to blame as any. I'm sure not going to blame myself for being lazy!

Natalie--Chick-fil-a has the best peach milkshakes in the world. It's pretty much the only reason I ever go there.