Friday, May 20, 2005

Miscellaneous Thoughts

The world is infected with Star Wars. Not a bad infection actually. I haven't seen the Clone Wars movie, so I will not be Revenge of the Sith-ing until I get my butt to the video store. And since I watched Episode I on video with a raging fever (if I recall correctly, which I may not)I should probably review that one too - although the chances of being able to get a copy of either at the video store any time soon are probably zilch.

Why does this come up? Because I read a friend's blog and he was complaining about not writing and observing how one little idea spawned this whole huge industry and he wished he'd be able to mine an idea like that out of his own head, but he keeps stalling out. In the end, he quoted Ani, about preferring to just shut up and do. I, myself, am an old school kinda' gal. My (possible mis)quote from the series is a Yoda'ism. "There is no try. There is only do, or NOT do."

I'm feeling better today. Fever seems to be permanently gone this time (keeping toes crossed, fingers are for typing), chest is less tight. Ears are still plugged, but they are always the last to clear.

This, of course, means that I can, actually (DRUM ROLL HERE) do the Kate edits.

Ah, the Kate edits. Cathy and I have been discussing this a lot. I've been very frustrated with this book, and with myself because it needed so VERY much work. I feel like I should be able to put out a better initial product. This, of course, feeds into my insecurities about Cathy being a better writer and not needing my input, etc. etc. (I am not insecure. OK maybe a LITTLE... No? ALL RIGHT THEN, I'm a freaking basket case some of the time! ARE YOU HAPPY?!!!) [grin]. Seriously, I do fret. The good news is that the editor loves the character, world, and plot. So now that we're in the final stretch of fixing the things she DIDN'T love, we should be OK. I just need to get cracking on it.

Also, I need to pull "Old Bessie" out of the closet and hook her back up to pull off some old files for Catherine and/or some short stories that I have the weird feeling I'm going to need. (Don't ask me why. I just get these feelings sometimes.) One of them is a traditional vampire story/horror piece called "Those Who Won't Be Missed." Needs editing because my sub/un made the lead character look exactly like Katie. But it's a good solid story. If there's no anthology out there that wants one, she may just get put up on the website for visitors. Or not. I don't know. Have to wait and see.

In the meantime, I need to get back to work. I hope everybody is enjoying themselves and life is good. I'm still doing the mom thing and worrying about my son (he's adult, he's capable, but he's MY son, so I worry). Anyway he has a birthday coming up, so he's on my mind a lot. (Then again, he's always on my mind anyway). I love him. I miss him. I want him to be happy.

Well, gotta run.



Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hey Cie!

Well, I gotta say I LOVE Star Wars and I always get caught up in the wave... we went to watch REVENGE OF THE SITH on Thursday, at the midnight showing and absolutely LOVED it! But I'm a huge fan... IMO I think everything came together perfectly - the story is NOW complete and I can't wait to spend years and years re-watching them all!

Yoda's my fave too...

And I have to say that George Lucas is a creative genius!

I hope the editing is going okay for you... I'm at a little interesection with my own edits... not sure about something...

Anyway, here's hoping you recover fully during the weekend!


Anonymous said...

I saw "Star Wars Episode 3" on opening day, I'm glad I did, I can't say it was great, but it was good. I am so sorry to hear how sick you are, that's so unfair, you have way more than your share.