Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Roar of the Man Cave

Well, Jameson kicked up the Man Cave ante. Impressive spread.

My personal writing space is currently under full roar. The reason: it rained all night last night, the first genuine thunderstorm of the spring. I love those thunderstorms, but it makes the sump pump in the basement work overtime. The poor thing has been pushing water all day. And roaring.

So I'll make it quick. Check out Fifty-Two Stitches this week for a dark piece from Barry Napier. The last line is one of those that lingers.

I'm juggling three manuscripts right now: the gutting of Springdale Saints and first passes on Rock Gods and Scary Monsters and The House Eater...and, I'm actually enjoying myself. Saints is really getting carved to bits. The prose is so much leaner, meaner, and ready for action.

Cheers, all.

11 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, three books in the editing stage. I don't know why I'm jealous, but I am. Jameson's man cave rocks.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Wet basements suck! Gotta love the storms though! Good luck with the juggling act. I will be joining you on that stage here pretty soon.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Maybe you have a dragon in your basement ; )

Jameson T. Caine said...

Storms are awesome (except when I have to work in them), but flooding of any kind sucks. Then again, maybe your basement has an anomaly that has opened a rupture in the space time continuum, opening the way for extra-dimensional horrors to invade your home. Or maybe I've been watching too much "Primeval."

Aaron Polson said...

Cate - I don't know why I'm trying to edit all three...

Jamie - I feel for the poor little pump.

Natalie - that would be too good. I'm not that lucky

Jameson - if only I did have said rupture. That would be too sweet.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Oo...flooding sucks...I had that in my last house. I now live in a city were floods are so common that they don't build basements, but I really miss having one...all of that space is nice.

Jameson's room is the thinking man's equivalent of the MTV mancave, replacing beer kegs and thumping stereos and foozball tables with computers, D&D manuals, and fantasy figurines...I'm still totally jealous.

Carrie Harris said...

"Saints is getting carved to bits."

For some reason that struck me as funny. Regardless, good luck on those edits.

Barry Napier said...

Thunderstorms are awesome motivators for writing. Something about the ambiance, I guess. Anyway, thanks for the plug and holy crap, I thought I was busy, editing 2 books. Sheesh!

Bobbie Metevier said...

Happy editing!

katey said...

I have no idea how you are doing three at once, but you are officially amazing for it. Possibly even my Hero of the Week.

Keep on keepin' on, man! *high five of editorial awesome*

Natalie L. Sin said...

You've been nominated!

http://www.jasonsanford.com/jason/2009/03/reader-nominations-for-2009-million-writers-award.html