I had great intentions of getting lots of work done. An all day layover. Sore feet (a new problem) keeping me in my hotel room with nothing to do but work on Skully the Pirate. I'm putting the finishing touches on the re-write, having composed a new ending. Now I'm just going through the manuscript to make sure everything meshes. When I'm at home, I write on the iMac, but on the road I take my laptop. So, last night, I loaded up the jump drive with the latest revision and set it on the counter next to things like my wallet, sunglasses, keys, etc. Then, I moved my wallet, sunglasses, keys, etc. near the front door, as is my routine for any pre-sunrise departure. When I got to the hotel, I discovered the jump drive, with the latest revision, was still on the kitchen counter.
Now what the frak did I have to do all day.
That's when I realized I had other stories on my laptop. So I wrote 1198 words for Sister Very Pretty, my attempt at a romantic comedy about a guy who falls in love with a nun. I feel a bit lazy, stopping short of 1200, but still not bad for a story I'd given almost no thought to in 2010.
I really hope to get Skully ready for submission soon. I've always used people I know before as beta readers, but I've made some new blog friends in the last year, so I'm considering seeking beta readers online. Has anyone ever done this? How'd it go?