Saturday, June 7, 2008

Vacation

Our family vacation is at hand, or at least it is in progress. We left Wednesday morning and traveled all day, stayed at a hotel and then got up dreadfully early in the morning so we could get to the Creation Museum when it opened. We spent a good 6 hours in that place walking through the exhibits and exploring the garden (which included a good deal of running back and forth on the small suspension bridge as well as a fun time on the pontoon bridge and the petting of one goat and one lamb who were being taken for a walk outside of the petting zoo). I would post pictures but as my camera is dead (and as I haven't bought a new one yet) I have no pictures available to post. Ah well, you'll just have to go and see it for yourself! (Which I highly recommend!)

We traveled on further that day and arrived at Taylor University in Indiana that evening. That is our present location as the main portion of our vacation will be taken up by a computer conference, ICCM. However, today we took a detour to another part of Indiana to visit my Grandma and other relatives. That was fun, though we didn't do much besides talk and look at pictures. The computer conference actually started tonight with the opening "banquet" and introductions. Just reading the word introductions on the schedule wasn't enough to prepare me for the actual thing. It meant that every single person there almost had to introduce themselves. I think it went on for nearly 2 hours in which time I was bored. However, I had brought something to do. And that was...editing Firequeen! And I am happy to say that I succeeded in editing several bits of it.

I changed the number of chapters from 18 to 19 and in the process was reminded that I hadn't changed the beginning to match the end in the issue of when Struana died so I proceeded to rectify that incongruity. Then I mostly did line edits. I have at least one part where I need to write some more (at the new end of chapter 12) but I haven't gotten to that yet as I wish to examine another one of my scenes first to see what some feedback meant about it.

Hopefully I will be able to get more editing done during this conference as I won't be paying attention to most of the sessions.

Until next time!
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