It came in with a roar... and was gone in a whistle...
A couple of neighbors spent a little while checking out the neighborhood a day or so before... and trying to get their bearings... Not sure they agreed on which way to go. The whole family lives in the mesquites and sage and palo verde around here. You can hear them talking every evening and often on through the day.
Mid day the clouds of the storm from the coast began building...
Truly it didn't seem so awful threatening... considering what news I'd heard... and then the lightning started flashing across the sky and it got to be one of those Desert storms... I thought; Hmmmm... this might could get interesting.
Big ol' drops the size of a small bucket started coming down and the wind started whipping... For all of six minutes ;)
... and it rolled right on past headed for the Tonto Basin over east... and the sky started clearing right behind it just before sunset.
Yeah... it's a hard life in the desert.
Solidly into editing. Funny... I don't do that the way I'm supposed to either. They say you write it... and then you should go back and cut out 25% or better.
Hmmmm... maybe they should consider the way I write it... seems to save me a lot of heartache...
I put it down and end up adding some words when I edit! The way I go about things... I keep working on a paragraph the first time I put it down, until it's purty much where I want it... and then I move on.
So... when I come back to edit... all I have is maybe a little polishing and such. Works for me... Folks keep buying the books and leaving good words in review! :) So I must be doin' something right.
Still on sort of a roll here too. Solid story lines developed and stories are even well started on the next two books. Working on those in between editing stints on the finished book and... I continue tinkering on a cover...
That all seems to kinda balance out the dreary labor of editing... with the fresh excitement of a new story.
On the Arizona Desert