Man it’s been hot! But we should get a little relief for a few days. And I’m on call for Jury Duty this week. In California, that means I either call or go online the night before to see if I have to go in. So far, I haven’t been “on standby” so I haven’t had to go in, which is great. But I hate not being able to plan anything since I don’t know until the night before if I’ll need to go in or not. But this is just a minor inconvenience.
Other than that, I’ve been reading through and making notes on revisions for Savaged Dreams. I have a ton of thoughts on how to strengthen the book and excited to tackle them. But I have one problem–I’m stumped on how to fix the opening scene which means I can’t get started until I figure that out. While I work on that problem, your job is to evaluate our Wednesday Worthy Candidate:
So what do you guys think. Is he worthy?
June 22nd, 2016 at 6:33 am · Link
That’s how it was in Colorado – you get the notice and then call the night before to see if you have to show up. Here in MO, you fill out a questionnaire and, unless you’ve got a valid reason to not be eligible, you’re eligible for jury duty for 5 months. I got my questionnaire last week, so I’ll be on the list from July-November. Wee.
Good luck with that opening scene. Those are the hardest. :hugs:
Eh, I’m going to have to pass on today’s candidate. Something’s bugging me about him, but I can’t figure out exactly what.
June 22nd, 2016 at 9:14 am · Link
I have this guy in my files, so yeah, obviously worthy. LOL
With my background and experience and current “job,” I am the last person any attorney wants sitting on a jury. I’ve been called twice. We have to show up the first day, no matter what–unless one is an attorney or a convicted felon. The judge assigned to the jury pool can then exempt people for health reasons, breast-feeding mothers, etc. I pack my Kindle and charger, and a notebook for ideas as I people watch.
Are the fires anywhere near you?
June 22nd, 2016 at 11:36 am · Link
B.E., five months seems excessive to me. I like this way, it’s only a week so I have nothing to complain about and will stop…maybe.
I have mixed feelings about this shot. However I’ve see it used on covers and it worked great. But I can see why he’s not working for you.
This scene will get fixed today I hope. I went to the gym and trying to give my subconscious a chance to work on it, instead my subconscious is working on a WSH book I don’t have time to write right now–annoying!
June 22nd, 2016 at 11:41 am · Link
Silver, you have alllllll the guys in your files, LOLOL!!!
Having to show up just one day isn’t bad. And doing the week thing I’m doing isn’t either, but I still whine. I never had trouble getting exempt when I needed it (breastfeeding, small kids or sick mom), but I can do it now. Although I serious doubt any defense attorney would pick me.
Thankfully, the fires are not by us, but in the L.A. area. I haven’t checked yet today, but I know they were concerned about the two fires merging into one–and that is always bad news (as you know). The weather is a cooler with more humidity so that’s something.
June 22nd, 2016 at 2:55 pm · Link
It’s a civic duty so I’m glad you have no problem with jury duty especially since you may not even have to go ;). The last time I had jury duty I had to go downtown every day for 2 weeks. I got several sweaters knitted for my middle one who was a baby at the time ;).
I saw your temperature dropped a bit. Stay cool. Are you in fear of any of the fires? I sure hope not.
Thinking of your problem with the opening scene, run it by Wizard. I recall he’s been very helpful with other sticking points.
This guy is worthy but he needs some soap ;).
Have a great afternoon :)!
June 22nd, 2016 at 6:08 pm · Link
Viki, it’s been a few years since I was last called, so I really don’t mind. But I’m glad I don’t have to go everyday for two weeks. The sweaters were a great use of your time!
We clear of the fires, but I feel bad for the people and animals in that area. Plus the firefighters battling it in harsh terrain. It’s going to be a long summer.
Wizard was stumped–mainly because I couldn’t articulate what I needed in a way that allowed him to help me. But I think I have it worked out now.
June 23rd, 2016 at 3:32 pm · Link
So good to hear you have it worked out :).
Those firefighters are amazing and boy how can your heart not go out to all those people being displaced. Really makes you wonder about all the animals too :(.
On a lighter note – It’s wine time :).
Have a great afternoon!