We walked all the way around the Stanley Park portion of the Seawall, which we've been building up to.
Well, we actually walked farther because I missed the path from English Bay that cuts around Lost Lagoon and meets up at the off-leash dog park.
So, probably closer to 15-15.5 km, plus several stops on the beach, and two ball-throwing sessions at the dog park. We went out at 9:30am and got back just before 2:00pm.
Eva has been crashed on the sofa ever since. Poor little pooped pup.
I'll make sure walk #2 (in about half an hour) will be on the short side ;)
Oh, I've also been working a little on editing (the recently re-titled) "The Rules of Riding Shotgun".
The biggest problem with the MS, at this point, is the likability (or lack there of) of the two main characters. Well, Triss, mostly.
Which is very tricky editing.
The hardest thing about writing an unreliable narrator is showing what the other characters are *truly* like, despite being seen through the MC's warped lens.
...and while Triss' bravado is mostly just that, there seems to be a very fine line between what the MC believes is true, and what the reader believes is true.
Because there should be a difference.
One of the main components of the MC's growth is recognizing that s/he is viewing Triss through a warped lens, but the reader should clue into that much earlier than the MC.
So, I'm taking it piece by piece, scene by scene, and trying to create a little more dimension/wiggle-room.
...and I suppose I won't even know if I've succeeded until I pass it along to readers :)
This is one of those times where I curse my own brain for making me write something unnecessarily complicated... but at the same time, I know that if I actually manage to succeed, that I'm going to be so damn proud that I was able to pull this off.