Monday, February 16, 2015

Dusting Off Old Manuscripts

Today I'm over at the IWSG website talking about the all important question of whether or not to resurrect an old manuscript. And you guessed it--it's not a simple yes/no answer. I'd love to see you over there.

After today, I'll be going back to my writing and game development work. Puff, puff, puff. My next post will be on March Fourth and I'll be going back to my monthly posting. In the meanwhile, please enjoy the image below:

Mostly I enjoy taking photos of the natural world, but occasionally I find beauty in the industrial world as well.

Don't forget to pop on over to the IWSG website!


39 comments:

  1. what's to enjoy in that one, sister? LOL

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  2. Hi, Lynda! Cool pic! They look like boxcars to me.

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  3. Alex stole my comment, hmph. Lego blocks one by one

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  4. I love this picture. I like taking pictures like this too.

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  5. Good point - there can be beauty found in the industrial world...

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  6. We once lived on a hill above a rail yard and I loved the pictures the different cars would make!

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  7. It's good when you can find beauty in those unexpected places.

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  8. Amazing how you can find beauty in the industrial world. That says you're a true artist.

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  9. With writing is seems nothing is a simple yes or no.

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  10. That was an interesting post and echoed lots of my own thoughts.

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  11. Cool photo! I wasn't sure what it was at first, just enjoying the colors and shapes. :) Enjoy that gaming development!!

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    1. I took the photo from the back of a ship, looking across at the container dock in Noumea, the South Pacific.

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  12. Love how you included the green ones. Green ones are often left out of photos. LOL. Like I'd know.

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  13. Definitely checking out the post on IWSG, as the topic is very relevant to me. Cool photo, too!

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  14. I'll check out the post.

    I sometimes find great industrial spots to photograph.

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  15. I should read your IWSG post before I take the plunge into an ancient ms. On my way.

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  16. Great article. I still think about my very first ms and wonder if I'll ever pull it out of the "drawer" and look at it again. I still like the idea for the story, but, yeah, it would probably be more work than I want to rewrite it. Blah.

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    1. You could always salvage the best parts of it, then rewrite the whole thing from scratch. I think that would be a whole lot easier than trying to polish what's already there.

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  17. I've dusted off, and I've returned the drawer. It's definitely not one size fits all.

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  18. You're quite a good photographer, Lynda!

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  19. Whoever thought shipping containers could be so pretty?

    Heading over to IWSG!

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  20. Read it yesterday but couldn't comment til today. A very thought provoking post. In the end you have to decide if reviving that ol' manuscript is worth both the sweet and the pain. I second Emily, your pic is so eye grabbing and colorful.

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    1. Yeah, blogger sometimes has issues with comments. Thanks for persevering.

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  21. I guess it depends on why they got dusty to start with.

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  22. Goodness, I have mixed feelings on the subject having been through the process. Now I hesitate to pull out any other old drafts and tidy them up.

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  23. I plan to do the same, eventually. The plan begins with tearing it into manageable chunks and breathing life into it. I have no idea where that may lead. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  24. Heading on over...as I have many dusty manuscripts myself:)

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  25. Woah! I would like to read one of them if I get my hands on em :)

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  26. There is beauty in industrial and you caught it well! Love the colours!

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  27. I love how the colors of the box cars fill the view. Nice! I also have many dusty manuscripts, so I'm heading over for your post as well.

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  28. For just a second, I thought those boxcars were full of old manuscripts to resurrect.

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  29. A good post. I had no idea where to start. Thanks, Lynda! :-)

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