Monday, August 18, 2008

EDITLAND. REVISIONLAND. MACHETE-LAND.

Yes, the time has come. It has been nearly two weeks since I finished the rough draft of my novel. Now comes the fun part. I've written out the bare bones of the story, now I need to go back and add depth, details, color, etc. I need to look at every instance of the word "said" and see if I can change it. I need to SHOW and not tell.

Just "little" things. Heh heh.

My house is CLEAN, thanks to the event we had this weekend. I did ALL the laundry, and made my kids put it away. We cleaned/organized rooms and closets, and detailed everything. And it STAYED that way over the weekend, because we lived in the basement, watching the Olympics.

So, I don't have to clean today. Just run to the dry cleaners, grocery store, Home Depot (is it pathetic that I am actually EXCITED to do a Home Depot run?) and Soccer practice.

So, a quiet day. ;-) Happy Monday!

5 comments:

Michelle Miles said...

And I'm getting back to writing!!

Aimee said...

At what point do I get to take a sneak peak at this story?!?!?!?

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

I found my way to your blog from authorblogs.com. I'm really enjoying it.

It has to be exciting to have that first draft finished. Good luck with your revisions. I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes.

Amy said...

I adore revisions. It's like putting the shine on the diamond.

Devon Ellington said...

Hey, Home Depot is VERY exciting!

Enjoy the edits!