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Monday, August 8, 2011

Alas, Poor Yorick...

I'm baaaaack.  Did you miss me?  (Someone please lie and say yes.)

I have so much I'd like to share it's hard to know where to begin.  First, a news flash:

I've finished my first draft on my WIP and started re-writes and edits.  Okay, it's nowhere near finished - lots of additions and changes to do - but I did get to type those beautiful words: The End.  Can I get a Woo Woo?

Next, I'd like to back up a bit and say a few words about the Public Safety Writers Association conference I attended last month.  It was great. In addition to some excellent sessions on writing, we learned about fires, forensics, police psychology, going undercover, and "How TV and Movies Get It Wrong."  Love NCIS?  Sorry, in reality there is no Ducky or Abby - NCIS doesn't have it's own morgue or lab.  (I was crushed.)

I'm going to devote a few posts later to sharing some of what I learned there but for now, I'd like to introduce a new friend.

In one of our sessions we got to examine this skull which was found thirty years ago in the desert.  What can we learn from a well-dried skull?  You'd be surprised.  This one had three bullet holes in it.  I guessed it was probably a homicide.  (I'm so bright.)

I'm also starting blog-following again but I've got a lot of catching up to do so please forgive me if I don't do any commenting for a bit.

I've missed you all.  It's good to be back.

I'm currently enjoying:  Just finished The Ballad of Johnny Madigan by John A. Bray

Groaner of the Day: A young man had been working as a bag boy in a supermarket for several years.

One day the supermarket got new orange juice machines.

The bag boy was excited and asked the manager if he could work the juice machines.

The manager turned him down.

The bag boy said, "But I've been working here for five years. Why can't I run the juice machines?"

The manager said, "I'm sorry, but baggers can't be juicers."

(Now see how you've missed me.)


Mason Canyon said...

YEAH!!! Good to see you back. You have been missed, and so has the groaners. :) Looking forward to your upcoming posts.

Thoughts in Progress
Freelance Editing By Mason

GigglesandGuns said...

So glad you're back -- groaners and all.
Looking forward to all your new info.
PS How can I watch NCIS now that you tell me there's no Duckey or Abbey?

Maria Zannini said...

My hubby is going to be so disappointed to hear about NCIS.

Ref: groaners
You enjoy torturing me, don't you?

Jemi Fraser said...

Woo Woo! And welcome back!! :)

Sounds like a fascinating conference - very cool!

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thanks, Mason. Good to be back.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Hi, Mary. I know. No Abby or Ducky? Unthinkable. Turns out the real NCIS using the Army's morgue facilities and contracts with a private lab. I like the TV version.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Maria - you know torturing you is one of my great pleasues in life. :-)

Linda Leszczuk said...

Hey Jemi - thanks for the woo woo. And, yes, it was a very cool conference. Unfortunately it was in Vegas and when they talk about things "staying in Vegas", they mean whatever gambling money you take there with you. The casinos were not kind. Oh well.

Dru said...

Welcome back my friend. I did miss you.

Now that's a groaner. Miss them.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Aw, thanks, Dru Ann. (My groaners and I both thank you.)