Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Those humps look a bit pointy, but who am I to judge?

Your camel pic for today:

It's a prehistoric cave painting of a camel, on display in the National Museum of Mongolian History in Ulaan Baatar. 

"Why a cave painting?" you may be asking yourself. 

Well, it seems appropriate, as I'm currently hiding in my editing cave, working feverishly on The Big Fix. It's amazing how a few relatively small plot can ripple out through a whole manuscript. One thing leads to another, and before you know it, you're making adjustments all over the place. 

Which is time-consuming enough, but made more so because, as I'm editing, I keep coming up with stuff I want to include in Book 4. So I have to stop editing and write down enough of whatever big idea intruded itself into my psyche to make sure I won't forget it when it comes time to start seriously drafting Book 4 ...

But you don't want to hear about all that. Admit it--you just came here for the camel pic. And that cave painting just isn't going to cut it, am I right?

How about this guy?

Photo courtesy of

He looks like he wants to be friends. Or perhaps like he's calculating the distance to spit on you. One or the other.

Actually, I'm sure he just wants to wish you all a Happy Hump Day! As do I. :)

Okay, back to my cave. Wish me luck! 


Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

I am in such total AWE of you fiction writers! I mean, seriously. It's so much more work than non-fiction. How in the world do you make all that stuff up?

Love the camel. He looks like a nice guy, but he's got a little spunk, too. You can tell.

Diane Henders said...

Happy Hump Day, and good luck with your editing!

Anne Gallagher said...

I love the camel. He looks like he's smiling. But they all do right? Either that or like you said, he's going to spit in your eye.

Best with the editing. I know what that feels like. I had to stop writing to get down my next "big" idea as well. Why is writing such hard work?

Tracy Jo said...

Good luck!! Sounds like you are getting lots done. Hope you have a great rest of your week!

LD Masterson said...

Well, I always enjoy the camels but I'm interested in The Big Fix, too. Can't wait for the further adventures of Ciel and the gang.

Al said...

Good luck!

I haven't been around for a while so it is good to see I can still get a camel fix here!

Unknown said...

Good luck with your edits, Linda!! And that's SO true!! re: how a plot ripple can change so much--right now I'm finally finishing revising one of those "pesky plot ripples" and it made me rewrite almost the whole thing from scratch! So, yeah, I get it. HUGS!!
Also, I can't believe this is book 4 already! Congrats! You're so talented! XO

Deniz Bevan said...

I *do* want to hear about all that! It's exciting looking over an author's shoulder :-) I've got to get back into editing myself...