Monday, July 12, 2010

BACK! in the saddle

It's been a rough couple of weeks, blog-o-buddies. Work, family, holidays, working on holidays, I've had my fill. But this weekend was the first weekend in a long time that I actually didn't have a whirlwind of plans to steal my time away. Which meant...oh, yes, that's right...WRITING TIME!

I'm in a weird writing place right now. I'm editing the current WIP, but doing some pretty major overhauls to the two MCs and their interactions with each other. I got excellent feedback from the P-i-C and my first beta reader, and I'm working to incorporate their suggestions into a bigger, even more awesome manuscript. Which means creating new scenes, completely scrapping the dialogue from existing scenes, and copying and pasting huge chunks of other scenes from one Word doc to another. Fun!

But it felt sooooo good to make some headway again. I even took the train this morning for the first time in two weeks and got a solid hour of uninterrupted writing/editing time. It's like I'm becoming a real girl, lovelies! Plus, if I want to avoid that sophomore syndrome, I better start shaping up my timelines!

What about you? What are you happy about on this blistering Monday morning?

6 comments:

Lydia Kang said...

Go JEM! It's such a thrill to inject some stronger plot, dialogue, everything--into a WIP that needs it. Good luck!

Tere Kirkland said...

Good luck with revisions! Sometimes a subtle change is all it takes. You can do it!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Excellent! Making headway always feels good. Congrats!

Elana Johnson said...

Great job making progress! I'm happy it's Monday and I'm almost done running errands so I can EDIT. :)

beth said...

I have not done NEARLY enough on my work today....actually, I should probably get offline and do something....

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations on making progress and building up steam!

I am happy that I wrote 1400 words in Tina Laurel Lee's Practice Room today!

I'm not so happy that I went to the liquor store to stock up for visiting relatives this weekend, caught my sandal on a cardboard display, and fell down. The liquor store is a bad place to fall down. People *assume* things.