News and a Tag
The wedding came off with a hitch, as in we got hitched. (Ha ha ha. I just crack myself up.)
But seriously, we had a great day. The ceremony was short and sweet and Lana looked beautiful. Many pictures were taken by our friend Katya, but she has to download them for us. I will be posting some in time. Afterward, we took the entire wedding party to dinner at Trey Yuen, the best Chinese restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. Of course, the entire party consisted of Lana, me, Katya, my son Josh and his girlfriend Heidi, and Mark, our friend and minister. Today we plan to have a picnic and then spend the weekend relaxing and enjoying our deck. It’ll be a quiet honeymoon, just like we like it.
In other items, I’ve been tagged by Lisa over at Eudaemonia to list five of my writing strengths. This has proven quite difficult because I keep wanting to qualify whatever strengths I come up with. I wonder why writers so often have trouble tooting their own horns. Anyway, here is the best I can do.
1. I do a pretty good job at description. Most people say they have no trouble visualizing what I’m writing about. This can be a bit overwhelming for some folks when I’m writing horror scenes, though.
2. From years of reading, I think I have a pretty decent vocabulary. I know words like swive and ophidian and aspergillum and squamous. Unfortunately, one seldom gets to use such words. Sigh!
3. I can put together a decent action scene. This is probably because I really enjoy writing them.
4. I’m my own worst critic. I consider this a strength rather than a weakness. Whatever I write, I write it to the best of my ability. That ability may not be so great, but I don’t shirk my duty to the reader and I don’t let laziness make me send out a piece that I know is inferior.
5. Perhaps my most important strength is that I actually enjoy rewriting. It’s fun to take something as ugly as my first drafts and make them look decent. Rewriting has definitely been the key to whatever small success I’ve had.
As for tagging others, I will politely resist the urge.