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Step one – open shitty first draft.
Step two – print out in word draft mode, light colored ink.
Step three – put on extra strong glasses and bright lamp. Rewrite every single page until it looks like it’s bleeding. Be aware that you might need a lot of physical space for laying out the pages. Clothespins are key. So are Post-It notes.
Step five – type in handwritten edits.
Step six – go back to step 2 and do it all again.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Barkis is not too subtle when he wants to go for a walk….
The secret? See below:
Barkis paid a visit to Dilly. They’re a matched set. Please visit http://www.thebigdogproject.org/
it’s 100 degress F today…barkis said no to a walk…
[photos courtesy of Jay’s cell phone]
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Would you please check out this training treat pouch? My friend Liz knitted it. Yes. KNITTED it. In a seed stitch pattern. She writes as well as she knits, too. I adore writers who knit. So does Barkis.
It looks much too cute to be filled with chopped up hot dogs, but hey. I didn’t make the rules.
(If you look carefully at the background, you’ll see a few of the ways we spoil Barkis. Double-mattress bed, check. Garden view accommodations, check. Reading material–including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime–check. Plaid fleece blanket, check…)
Barkis v. the Crab of Doom. See more photos here.
Today’s drawing is for a copy of the book of the moment, and a beautiful tin of relaxing herbal tea. To enter, just post your favorite relaxing beverage in Comments. I’m curious to see what we all like to drink (besides the obvious). Congrats to the winner of Saving Juliet! Marjorie’s name was selected by http://www.random.org. I’m guessing she will love this funny, funny book.
Barkis looks hardcore in his new sweater from Hoverfly:
No, really, he did. There’s something about those little copy edit flags he can’t resist. (A copy edit is an almost-final once-over on the manuscript. The copy editor indicates her comments and queries with sticky flags that say things like “she walked through the door 3x on this pg.” or “this is the 13th month of her pregnancy.” Somehow, the CE resists adding, “moron.”)