Turns out my first real completed story isn't so much as I thought. A fellow blogger convinced me to go back and change some things around, and it's making its way through an experimental phase (like when you decided to go get those colored contacts and talk with a Jamaican accent) that I'll at least entertain for a while. I've made all the changes, and have either maintained or fixed most of the continuity issues, but I haven't read through it from end to end, so I'll have to make sure that's actually the case. We'll see how I like it, and decide where to go from there: I may trash it, but we'll see. I want to keep the same tone, or atmosphere about it, a lot of which is created in the order, and that's the big thing that fellow blogger suggested should change. We'll see. There were a few things that HAD to be where they were, and I was able to work around them and keep them where they needed to be. I want to make sure these changes didn't make the chain of events too light-hearted, because, as far as I'm concerned, this story isn't. I also want everyone to know that I won't be posting the story on the blog. If you want a copy, you'll have to grovel just a tiny bit to get me to send you the entire word document, and if you're lucky, you may get the cool version, with the cover page, and all that stuff, but I doubt it.
We also know i've been working on trying to get together something that IS lighthearted and happy and not so incredibly downhearted or dark. Well, nothing so far. I'll keep you posted. This is a short post.
I also feel it noteworthy to mention that I have nothing further to say, which is important because I ALWAYS have something further to say. It may just be because the smell of dinner is wafting from the grill in the backyard into the office and into my soul, saying "feed me," so I guess the speechless thing is foiled again.
Until we meet again...