You may remember that I mentioned a writing contest I was going to enter. The only problem was that I needed to rewrite my story, so it would sound somewhat decent. Well, I tried, but I missed the deadline by a mere six minutes. Yup, I would be able to work on it after the girls got done with school and I spent about ten hours a day over the weekend, but it just wasn't enough time. Even though I didn't make the deadline, I'm glad that I went through the story again. It was something I had been putting off for a while and this contest was just the motivation I needed to get it done.
Now that I've gone through and fixed the most glaring mistakes, I am currently in the process of going back through it again and trying to tighten-up the storyline. Since I will be working at a more leisurely pace, I'll be able to add some additional details and polish-up my transitions. One of the other things I am going to work on is the dialog. Before I wrote this thing last November, I had very little experience (try none) with writing dialog, so this is a huge learning curve for me. I need to be able to make the conversations flow much easier, so this is where a majority of my work will be centered.
Anyway, besides the old writing, I'm keeping busy by trying to learn Geometry. Yup, the battle rages on...Equations of Planes in Space. Although this sounds like a weird Science Fiction movie, it's actually working with 3-dimensional figures. So, instead of having just the X and Y coordinates, you now have X, Y, and Z coordinates. Here's a little sample of what I'm talking about...
Hope you have fun with it, I know I am...NOT!
photo courtesy of...wikipedia.org (Edited to remove dead link)