you don’t realise how much tumblr has changed your view on things until you spend time with friends who don’t have tumblr and they say something and you’re just like
I’m getting really close to the end of this second draft. I threw out the original ending (good riddance) and only have the last few chapters to write from scratch. They’re all outlined and ready for me. If whatever is happening with my eye right now doesn’t get worse, I should be able to finish by the end of the week. For the first time with this project, I’m not even looking forward to the “put it in a drawer and forget about it” stage. I am not distracted by any new shiny ideas. I just want to go back to page one and start making the changes that have come to mind over the last month and a half of (re)writing.
My book might not actually suck, you guys.
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
Something I need to keep in mind as I finish off a current draft of a YA mystery.
(and definitely a question to add to the list for my beta readers: Could any of the investigation have been replaced with an online activity?)
If you’re looking for a vigil in your area, you can watch the National Moment of Silence twitter account (@nmos14) or just the hashtag (#NMOS14).
Couldn’t find a list like this, so…
Wesley Lowery, Washington Post journalist who was arrested while sitting in a McDonald’s.
Local alderman Antonio French.
Huffington Post journalist Ryan Reilly, who was also arrested while reporting on the protests.
Local TV reporter Christina Coleman.
Guardian reporter Jon Swaine.
I’m sure there are many, many other good sources of information on the ground; hopefully, people will reblog with links to them.
For an overview of what’s happened in Ferguson, Missouri since police shot and killed an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown, this New York Times story has some background. You can also read about the story in the LA Times, and there are live updates at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
There’s livestream video here.
The livestream is dead, but if you follow some of these folks on twitter or just #Ferguson, you’re likely to find a new (live) one.