Monday, September 26, 2011

Two Things:

Thing One:

A funny thing happened at work tonight: I tell everyone to shut their phones off. Twenty minutes later and this guy's phone is going off. He's on it, shutting it down before I even look at him. 

When I do, he looks at me and says, purse falling out his mouth, "It gets turned on when you bend over."

I shit you not.

I fled the room, desperately trying not to laugh my ass off.

Thing two:

I finished the re-write on The Last Captain tonight;  ahead of the schedule I set two months ago. A good thing, I think.

Two years, two computers, a few cranky nights and a few more even crankier nights, and the 123,ooo words of The Last Captain (Redux) is ready for my first readers.

I am not confident. I am hopeful, but not confident.

Really, I'm just happy to be able to put it aside for a while. I've been working on it for two years. The re-write took just over five months once I found my rhythm and settled in to crank pages.

I get a couple weeks grace, then get feedback from agent and readers. Then, hopefully, I fix what's broke and submit it to publisher #1.

Hopefully they'll get turned on when I bend over.


  1. Congratulations! It must feel amazing. I'm facing a lengthy revision of Mojo Fingers with no time to do it right now. I'm looking forward to being on your side of the tunnel.

  2. Thanks much, Jess. Find the time for that revision! It will not get done, otherwise.

  3. "Hopefully they'll get turned on when I bend over."

    I hope they do too! Congrats. :)

  4. Exciting times, Griffin! It's a tremendous accomplishment. Now when do you begin the next book? ;)

  5. Thanks, everyone, for your comments and support.

    Carolina: I had already begun Bridge of the Broken before being told The Last Captain needed a re-write, so I'm already about 31,ooo words into the sequel.

    I took yesterday off. That's all I allow myself.

    I can't wait to see you and the rest o my UFGirlz too!

    I am also considering a first-person bit of fun written in the same universe.

    And now, off to write I go.

  6. Congratulations!!!!!!! Sorry my comment is so late coming. But I can't wait to hear all about The Last Captain at WFC :) :) :)