Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Attack plan?

No, not that kind of attack plan. Just thinking over a lot of what I've been reading on RD. There are some people I don't like, and who don't like me--but it's that way with anywhere you spend significant time. I used to hang out on the boards, and Gina would come along and talk about "chatty-Cathy's" and you know she'd be talking about me, Amanda and Diana. Amanda still talks a lot--Diana talks in her goals thread, and I lurk. Most of the group who started with us--and I think that's how certain sub-sets form--went on to either publish or drop out of writing.

I've been very lucky in who I met, built the weirdest reputation--not too many people duck and cover when they see me coming in real-life, (shut up, Cowboy) at least, not anymore, and discovered I have a fondness for reality-threads.

Like the Mentor Program.

It's got to be the romance world's biggest specialty fish-bowl. Sort of like RWA Idol (I wish they'd bring that back)and Survivor, with a little touch of Lost.

The "support thread" is my favorite. I like Dayna, and I've been watching her and the other mentors worry. (Quinn not included)I guess I'm lucky. I listen to those lectures every day, until I could probably quote them verbatim--for the whole hour. And the two hour lectures? At least two-thirds. I get bored. I have auto-shuffle, and that plays hell with listening to audios that have a three minute track-save. So everything I listen to has to be complete and whole in itself. Like the lectures. I wish the conference would hurry up, just so I'd have something new to listen to.

I've been thinking about the other half of my pair-match, but it's hard to tell what to do until I find out what she wants. For all I know, the stuff I think needs to be fixed, isn't what she wants fixed. And that's what I like about editing. It keeps me humble. For all I think I know, there are lots of people out there who know more.

This whole apostrophes after possessives ending in "s" some people spill out like breathing, while I have to consciously "think" about possessives that end in "s" to even see it. And the whole comma splice, semi-colon issue.

Hopefully, this won't be a grammar kind of attack plan. C'mon with the info-sheets, the weekend is coming up and I have to go back to work. Plenty of time to think about what to do.


Alice Audrey said...

Coma splices? *running for the hills*

jodi said...

lol, Alice. Yes, comma splices. I think it's scary, too. :(

Alice Audrey said...

At least you didn't say "homonyms." That's a swearword in this household.