Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 03:14 pm
I handed BRAWL the first three chapters of Iron Debt and said, "What's wrong with this?" I couldn't see anything wrong with it, but I knew there was. There always is, and with River's Wrath stuck in slush-pile purgatory, I have tremendous room for improvement here.

Well, they told me. Little devil boy up there is pretty much exactly how I feel about it. Ooo, scorchy! Yay, scorchy!! I'm probably going to have to sit down and assault using red pen. They don't want to see it again until it's done, but if I can whip the first three chapters, I am pretty sure I can *get* it done, because then, I'll have this *very* solid foundation to work on.

The Fabulous Margaret apologized afterward. She told me that she was sorry she'd been so harsh. I told her that was silly, and she should stop apologizing. It needed it, after all. :) And then we spent about an hour walking around, talking shop, and coming up with neat ideas for where I could go with it. I probably won't use all of them in Iron Debt, but I suspect that some of them will make it into Zytomancy.

Now, I just need to figure out where Ben Franklin is buried...
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Ben Franklin is buried in Philadelphia.

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/philadelphia/grave.htm

Of course, you could always move his bones, if you had to. (:
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
According to http://www.aviewoncities.com/boston/freedomtrail.htm
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Robert Paine, and Paul Revere are buried in the Old Granary Burying Ground, if you're looking for American founder-types and a Boston location.

There are some other interesting folks buried in Kings Chapel -- William Dawes springs to mind as a good choice if it were something I were writing. Which it's not, so. (: