Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sanding Is a Lot Like Editing

While sanding a Halloween project it occurred to me that, like editing a story, you need finesse when sanding paper mache (or any medium, really).  If you don't sand enough, the imperfections show through and no amount of paint can hide them.  If you get too aggressive, you can gouge out a pretty vital chunk of your project and will be left with a gaping hole.  Pretty deep, huh?

Anywho...my tale "Once Upon an Autopsy" didn't make the cut for an anthology I submitted to but it did make the shortlist so there must have been something good about it.  I'll put it in the revision pile and keep working on it until it sparkles.  Now that I don't have to work 10 hour days, I will be tackling a lot of projects after work and I'm really excited.  There's a certain vampire who has an epic tale to be told and he's getting anxious. 

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