Monday, July 26, 2010

So what exactly did I do during my vacation?

I vacated. I had my brain vacated and napped. To be honest, heat had melted whatever conscience I had left to butter so I generally napped and read. On Twitter I announced I would be bringing six novels, of which I only fit four: one manuscript to critique, one to review [after being already read] and two for reading. I managed to read:

'Quite the sophisticated challenge. I need erudite super-intelligent space chimps to get the subtleties, but oh-how-marvelous and weird' says Daily Markov.

and am in the middle of:

'A bit dizzying, but boy what a read. I have never read the offspring of a narcoleptic [bottle-loving] script and self-obsessed [drug-abusing] novel. Can't get enough.' quoted from the MARKOV...

What I did is strengthen 'Cosmic Love' with another round of edits [I underline final tweaks or else this may become a novel] and outlined a new novel [the former short story Drumming]. I haven't done much on the actual projects I'll be tending to starting Wednesday. I have a title for the YA novel: Air Boy and finally a name for the protagonist. World meet Ambrose, who will be teased with nicknames such as Rose and Amber. Perfect balance between hilarity and a teen's worst nightmare.

3 comments:

T.S. Bazelli said...

Welcome back! Hope you're well rested. Sounds like a productive vacation, naps included ;)

Harry Markov said...

I needed the extensive napping. It was not exactly what I wanted to do, but I managed to unwind and that was the main goal.

Charles Gramlich said...

Gotta veg at times. I did a bit of that yesterday