Friday, January 28, 2011

Stupid Criminal: Corn Dog Felon

So as a news producer occassionaly in my never ending quest for news content I discover a gold mine. A nugget that informs, entertains and even astounds. The Corn Dog Felon... oh so good.

This man on his lunch break goes to a get some corn dogs. When his order comes up, he takes the corn dogs but doesn't pay. Well when he gets back to work from his lunch break, the police show up. See, he was wearing a work shirt with the name of the company he worked for on it.

The officers went to arrest him and a coworker offered to pay the $5 for the corndogs. Yes, just $5. Our stupid criminal pocketed the money instead and said he wasn't going to pay for the corn dogs. Too bad, it was his third crime, so he was arrested for felony corn dog theft.

I hope they were good corn dogs because who knows what that jail food tastes like. On second thought, the genius must, after all he'd been there before.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Writing Adventure: Once More Into the Breach

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humilty:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;

After reaching 60,707 words I have decided to start over.

Yep, a lot of books are that length. By the way, that's 108 pages single spaced in MS Word.

The problem was, I was only a fifth of the way through my story. Much too long...

I started over. I have plotted out my entire story and so here we go, tiger-like, into the breach again. I'll charge ahead, for the fourth time.

3,611 words behing me... thousands more ahead of me.

Lesson learned: Fail to plot, you plot to fail.

If you're interested in critiquing my stuff as I write it, post and let me know. Just don't laugh too hard.