clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Friday, April 5, 2013

Back in the Saddle

It's roundup time here on the ranch, little cowpokes. We're back in the saddle and driving those doggies to market.

A little of this week's notes at left. I'm in the edits deeper and deeper. Something from Macbeth keeps coming to mind.

Today I am ridding myself of those dreaded Being verbs. When I am tired, they slip in. I go to the tell instead of the show and these things just sneak in like field mice after the first frost. So, out they go. Edit, edit, edit.

I can tell my state of being when I wrote these. I had a cold. The prose is heavy, ponderously so. Nothing that cannot be cured.

I hope your edits go well. I hope your cows go to market and set the price. Here's to being us: better than being anything else in the whole world.

Mind the mid-listers in the doldrums. They bite.

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