Tuesday, March 18, 2008

 

Susan's Inside Writing: For you

Remember at the end of January when I posted the Chicken Scratch outtake? When I posted it and read over it, I realized that it was... not up to my usual standards, even for an outtake, which I tend to think of as unpolished and rough anyway.

To me, this was rougher than usual.

But to a lot of you guys, it was great. A few of you commented that if I thought that was rough, you'd hate to see how things looked with some polish on them.

I decided to rise to that challenge. After all, I wasn't happy with some things in the outtake. And who can resist a chance to show off a little bit?

If you go over to my website and scroll WAAAAAAAY down to the bottom of the home page, you'll find a cleaned up Chicken Scratch outtake. It's a .pdf and you can download it and read it. Come on back here to tell me what you think of it after its makeover; you can't leave comments over there anymore, thanks to spammers.

If this is a big success with you guys and you tell your friends and spread the word, and lots of people stop by to check it out, there will be more of them to come. After all, I've got almost two years worth of outtakes on this here blog, and I've got a bunch more waiting to be shared with you.

But for now, let's start with one.

Happy reading!

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Comments:
Downloaded and read it! Great writing! I just found you and then band a short time ago, and I feel a connection to the story.

You said to coax you and the band out of bed for a "Ten Things Tuesday", so here I am. GET OUT OF BED and join in the fun! :)

Hope to see you there!
 
As I said in a private email, I love the idea of the pdf download. Aside from the obvious fun of having a doc to read on my computer at my leisure, it's a nifty way around the update problem. Like you, I often post in a somewhat rough form and later want to tighten up a piece. But I hesitate, not wanting to endlessly annoy people who get my RSS feed. Going with a pdf download neatly solves that little dilemma.

You got me thinking, as you often do!
 
I've always done the pdf link. Although, I'm not sure why I didn't with the Weylyn and Sol sex in the men's room post. Musta had a brain fart.

Great outtake. I didn't see the rough one so I've no comparisons to make, but that's okay. I could really feel the relationship between the guys. Nice work!
 
Great job, Susan! I enjoyed the outtake, and the cleaned-up Chicken Scratch is wonderful. :) Also, very cool about the .pdf download!

When you get a chance -- there's a video on my blog that I think you will enjoy. :)
 
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