Yay! Pearl Jam is here!! Well I'm not actually sure if they've landed yet, although I suspect Maxx has some sort of special radar that will go off the moment Eddie Vedder sets foot on Nova Scotian soil. But tonight is the concert and I'm really looking forward to it. It's been several years since I've seen the band live. The last time was in an outdoor concert in Barrie where we barely survived the crush of the mosh pit. We ended up moving to higher ground after I got smooshed between two very large guys to the point where my feet were actually off the ground, dangling in the air, the oxygen being squeezed out of my lungs. Two other hot guys pulled me free and got us to a safer spot, so losing our up close seats in the mosh pit wasn't a total loss. But this time it'll be nice to see the guys in a smaller venue with a little better crowd control.
As for the ongoing revisions, I spent today writing a new scene to replace one I had to remove, but my brain felt as though it was in a fog and I had to keep going back and rewriting and removing because I started to ramble and verbally wander off point. Still, I managed three single spaced new pages and I think I got the scene down as I wanted it. I'll go back and reread tomorrow and make any changes I need to then.
On my little measurement meters to the left, I decided to change my revisions of The Outlaw Bride to reflect the word count rather than the 30 days. As I piece it back together, this will help me keep track of how close I am coming to the 100,000 word cut off. I wish I was making a little faster progress, but I think once I get into the sections where fewer changes were made things will speed up a bit more. I really want to have this out to the editor by October. Thankfully I have a four day weekend planned around Thanksgiving so that should help immensely.
Meanwhile, my search for a universal remote that actually works with my VCR continues. I returned the first one and bought another one. It didn't work either, but I finally got an email back from the help desk of the first remote giving me the proper code to use which was not listed in their information. So now it's back to Future Shop to exchange the second remote back for the first remote and try that again. At this rate, it may only be a matter of time before the staff at Future Shop start locking the doors when they see me coming.