While I was at the airport today waiting for the plane containing my wife and kids to take off, I sat down at a café and re-edited “Elbow Room.” Lots of good stuff there, but it definitely could use some work, mainly in the areas of characterization and believability of some scenes/events. Overall, the story itself is sound, and I think it’ll definitely be publishable when all is said and done. I hope to work on rewrites and additions for it tomorrow. I’ll either work on that or “Sinking NeoVenice” or both, depending on what other errands I need to run.
Fortunately, these are both things I can do on the run if I remember to take my notebook with me and printed-out drafts of the stories. I’m trying to develop the habit of working anywhere I am, or wherever I can grab a few spare moments. This helps make sure my workflow stays consistent. I’m not the best at this, but I think I am getting better.