Sometimes you get rained out

I don’t know why I started this with an old baseball reference, but there you have it. I didn’t accomplish a whole lot this weekend.

I finished the MS for The Midnight Rambler, but it needs something I just can’t put my finger on. I came to that conclusion because it’s shorter than other stories about Lizzie and the hat. Another 4000 words would give it a similar length. I made an editing pass and deleted even more words.

This one has a lot of loose ends to wrap up. I did this with short sections, using either section breaks or artwork panels. (This is the series with silly graphics included.) The end feels like chunk, chunk, chunk. I need a better idea of how to wrap this one, and it might even add a few words if I’m lucky. Time might bring me a few better answers.

I read a couple of short novels and posted reviews across all three platforms. I enjoyed this part of my weekend.

Old What’s Her Face and I made a trip to Home Depot, then used a Christmas gift card to go to dinner. Date night was fun, but I ate way too much. Restaurants seem to either deliver postage stamp sized entrees, or pile the plate to overflowing.

No idea what to do over the holiday tomorrow. I want to work on Midnight Rambler, but know it should rest for a bit. I could jump back to my unnamed space opera. If I do this, it will probably involve reading what I already have to make sure I set the next stage.

It was a fairly unproductive weekend, and I don’t really care. Wish I had more news to deliver to everyone. The last couple of years have been kind of brutal, and if my personal life slows down a little, that’s okay.

I hope all of you had great weekends, whether you were relaxing or trying to be productive. I’m going to take 2022 as it comes.

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30 responses to “Sometimes you get rained out

  1. I had a great weekend. My Eternal Road sequel draft is done. Like you there are some loose ends and not up to my usual word count. I’m hoping it will fill out during the loose end tightening process. Happy President’s Day

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  2. I’m feeling the same way about life. Hope it settles down for you soon.

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  3. D.L. Finn, Author

    Sinetimes you need those little breaks, even if you don’t get much done.

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  4. Sounds like a great date night! And a healthy way to approach the year. Good luck with everything, Craig 💕🙂

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  5. I had planned to write on Sunday but things got away from me, so I ended up using the time to do blog posts instead. I managed four of them, so I felt fairly productive. Still, I would have liked to have added more words to my WIP.

    Congrats on finishing Midnight Rambler. Let it stew for a while and I’m sure you’ll work out the best approach when you go back to it.

    And I agree with you about restaurants. The portions are SO out of proportion, to one side or the other. I’m glad you had a nice date night out with your wife! 🙂

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  6. Sometimes it’s best to let the story rest for a while and then go back to it. Bet you’ll figure it out.

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  7. Some days are like that. You’ll get sorted out.

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  8. Like the ocean, life ebbs and flows. Congrats on finishing the Midnight Rambler MS! That’s an accomplishment!

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  9. Congrats on finishing the manuscript!

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  10. We’ve had company here for a while now and the grandkids all came for the weekend. I love it! But boy, am I tired tonight:) And behind.

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  11. Your weekend doesn’t sound unproductive to me, Craig. Some writing, a dinner out, some reading. I hope 2022 is going to be a little less brutal and we can all take a breath. 😀

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  12. It’s interesting that your word count went down as you edited. Mine always goes up.

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  13. Victoria Zigler

    Taking 2022 as it comes sounds like a good plan. And a bit of a slower pace for a few days likely did you some good. You’ll figure out what the story needs when it’s time.

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