The first problem was that I could not make any sort of nifty links like this one. I managed to fix it and now I can add stuff when I can – like this. This may not seem like a lot, but honestly, when I get another novel finished, I want to be able to give you a direct link to it from here, rather than tell you look for it. I can now try to be more entertaining… or less boring, I suppose.
I managed to make it to my writers’ group meeting today. I am surrounded by very talented writers – I mean, these guys blow me clear out of the water. I could have printed up a part of another project, but wow – I feel like I’m a first grader holding up a piece of paper with my name and saying ‘see… I stayed within the lines!’ I know that this is part of the growing process, and I went through it with the Village, but with the Village, since it was online, I never had to read my work aloud. Dear God, I cannot stand the sound of my own voice, especially if I have to read something that requires voices (female voices, for example). One of the reasons why I love writing is that I don’t have to actively interact with people unless I want to do so. Holy cow – I seriously need to have my work evaluated, but going through the gauntlet of hearing myself drone on and on almost kills me.
I also got to eat at a Hindu buffet afterwards. It was… OK. I am not going to be going back voluntarily. I don’t mind that the food was spicy, and it wasn’t as spicy as I thought it would be compared to the stories I heard. I liked the rice pudding and there was a chicken dish that wasn’t too horribly spicy, but it did give me a better background on the food of the elves that eat in my novels, since I got the idea of their food from a Hindu woman I knew from my time back there. While the food was mildly spicy, the variety that was there was fairly sparse. Enough to give me an idea of what the elven pallet would consist of. The day wasn’t a complete wash. Next time, I might bring something to be read. I’ll just muddle through it.
I’m also fairly tired. I had to get up early to get ready for the trip. I can’t even remember if I changed out the laundry – well, I’ll check tomorrow morning.
All and all – it’s been a good day.