Thursday, March 19, 2009


Worked more on Horror in the Chamber of Steam. There is something off about it, but I cannot nail it down. I may be too close to see the problem. Maybe once I get it smoothed out and chopped down it will become more apparent. Maybe not. Maybe I need a beta reader or two. Maybe I need sleep. Maybe it's just the opposite. Maybe I need more Coke to keep me awake and sharpen the mind. Nah, I've drank so much soda over the years, I've built up quite the tolerance for caffeine. I once had a girlfriend who could not drink a soda after 2:00 PM or she'd be bouncing all night. Me, I can drink a six pack of cokes between ten PM and midnight and pass out promptly at 12:01. Indeed, it is almost 11:00 right now and I've had four soda's since 8:30 PM, yet I'm yawning every few minutes. I just seem to be impervious to caffeine. Of course, I'd rather be impervious to something else, like bullets or even rejections. Oh, well.

Maybe I'll worry about it all tomorrow.


Carrie Harris said...

Oh, I know what you mean. I decaffeinate once a year so that my tolerance doesn't skyrocket and I end up needing a caffeine IV.

Good luck with that story! I'm sure some of your blog readers would beta for you. (says me, nonchalantly)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I have the same standing with all of my fellow bloggers that I follow. If you want to send it to me I will be happy to read it and give you my brutal opinion :) I can read .doc files or you can send it to me in the text of an e-mail.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'd be happy to read it for you too (kateshaw123 at gmail dot com).

I need to cut back on the cokes myself. I've started drinking cranberry juice in the evenings instead, which seems to hit the same cravings as Coke does without pumping me full of caffeine.

Anonymous said...

I have six liters of Coke Zero in my fridge as we speak. There are worse vices, I say. Like craving small children in a jar. Coke is acceptable.

I hate that "just off" feeling in stories. I'm always willing to beta read, too. But you might wake up this morning and have it all put together in your head. That just rocks.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Well, if a villain called "The Caffeinator" ever shows up, society will need you : )

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