Friday, December 18, 2015

Physical Therapy and My Novella

Today I’m going to my first physical therapy appointment. Seems kind of silly now, since I’m not feeling any pain (yay!), but who knows what I’ll end up doing to myself later on! I’m hoping they’ll be able to tell me what my limits are (or should be). I need more cardio in my exercise program and I don’t necessarily want to use the pool (those aren’t my favorite things). I believe if I’m going to stick with a program, it has to be somewhat fun and easy for me. If it isn’t, I won’t do it. I know myself too well.


I’m so darn close to finishing the revision (in other words, adding meat) to A Vampire Wedding (that title is starting to grow on me). I’m working on the second to last chapter (which is kind of an important chapter since the next chapter jumps ahead several months) and it’s just about done. I think I’ve filled all my holes. At least I HOPE so!

I came up with a tag line to go with my title:

What’s said in Vegas won’t necessarily stay in Vegas.

What do you think? Too corny?

So…Hubby is on vacation starting today (he’s using use-or-lose vacation), so I’ve got him until the 28th. Think I’ll get any writing done? I sure hope I do.

Have a great weekend!



JeffO said...

Good luck with your rehab; hopefully, it won't be painful and will have great results!

Regarding the tag line--just a suggestion, I wonder if a little shorter than "won't necessarily" would be better? "Won't necessarily" is kind of tongue trippy, even when said in my head.

Have a great weekend!

The Happy Whisk said...

Congrats on all your good work this year and enjoy your time with your honey bunny home.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Good luck with the PT! Go you on the revising! You can do it! How about "What's said in Sin City won't stay in Sin City"? Then it's more yours.

Yay for having a Hubby vacation! Enjoy!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Painful rehab?? Gosh, I hope not. I'm not hurting now!! :) As for my line: tongue trippy, huh? I kind of like that phrase!

Ivy - I'll do my best not to kill him. Haha! But really, it'll be nice to have him home. As long as I still get some work done. :)

Beth - Ooh, Sin City. I like that. I don't use that term in the novella, though. Think I should? Hmmm... Maybe Perry can use it. He'd say something like that. Thanks!!!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Totally with you on exercise - if it's not fun and easy, it won't happen.

Love the title and tagline for the novella!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Yeah, if an exercise is complicated, I ain't bothering. Luckily, the exercises I got today should work out fine when I go to the fitness center.

Maria Zannini said...

The tagline is a little too wordy. I'm not crazy that it mimics the original either. I've seen other authors use take-offs from the original. The first time is kind of fun but after a while it sounds dated.

Try something more off the cuff. If I knew what what was exactly said it might help in figuring out a snappier tagline.

For example, if it was a promise or contract, you can say:

"Deals never die in Vegas"

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Actually, something that was going to be shared privately first ended up being announced publicly (by accident) in Vegas, during the wedding. Thus, a similar line was uttered.