Mark Terry

Thursday, November 20, 2008

This, That & the Other

November 20, 2008
I'm a little under the weather with a head cold today and I just wrapped up a tedious research project--not a writing job, but updating a database. I think it's a good day to go to Office Max and buy some paper and folders. Although I see I've still got a ream of paper left, I whip through a ream of paper in a hurry. Plus, once we get into the month of December, the idea of a quick jaunt to Shopping Hell doesn't hold a lot of appeal.

And then, one of my clients e-mailed me to suggest I pitch her some ideas, always a good thing. (Even better when they pitch ideas to me and say, "Why don't you pick one. Deadline is...")

And I'm rocking on my WIP and I want to get back to that magical world I've created where Danny is discovering some of his strengths, weaknesses, and the limitations of his powers. And boy, do I have a fun chapter to write, his first private lesson in hand-to-hand combat, only the opponent he's going to face--and he doesn't know it--is a shapeshifter. 

And a friend of mine sent me a partial manuscript to take a look at and it's pretty great, although I'm going to suggest they juice the first chapter, but otherwise so far it's very compelling.

And I'm behind on reading my newsletters.

And behind on sending out queries.

And I've been thinking about touching base with my agent.

Well, I think it's time to go and do something, don't you?

Mark Terry


Blogger Kath Calarco said...

Nice choices to consider. If I were in your spot, I'd probably turn on the t.v. and not think about any of it for an hour, and then afterward have some dark chocolate and see what my gut has to offer.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Mark Terry said...

Hmmm, dark chocolate... now why didn't I think of that?

9:28 AM  
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Blogger spyscribbler said...

Oh cool, your magical world sounds fun. We were out in Shopping Hell today. It's already Hell, and Glenn wants to go out for some deals on Black Friday.

Tonight he's insistent I get new clothes, but they're all so thin and I don't like them and I hate shopping. I wish we had a fireplace.

2:09 PM  
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