Thursday, January 10, 2008


Status: Just Here. I've been staying up way too late.

I've been in a strange world lately. I've been editing a novel I haven't looked at for a couple of years, and I've been thrown back in to the world I created when I was in college. It's a neat place to visit. But it's also amazing to me what a pair of fresh eyes can do for a manuscript. I've been editing out uneccessary scenes, adding meat to my descriptions and dialogue, and getting a little "bold." Hubby is in NYC until tonight, so I've been up late every night editing, but I force myself to go to bed eventually.

February is going to be my "write a novel in a month" month. I am laying the groundwork, and figuring out the specifics, and then I'm just going to write. No editing, just writing. January was supposed to be the Writing Month, but I was so busy in December doing...stuff, it got shoved to the wayside. So January is my editing month, February is my writing month, and March is my submission month.

A good plan. We'll see what happens. At least I HAVE a plan!

I think my edits are coming along nicely. I am putting the action into a first-person present, (rather than past)tense. It's a style of writing I find very difficult to do, but it seems to work best for this story. It brings the reader into the action more. Well, so far, it brings ME into the action more!

You ever have one of those days where you have so much going on you just can't even begin to tell about it? Yeah, that's me today. So I guess I'll end here.

Sorry to be so cryptic, but I honestly don't know where to begin.



Michelle Miles said...

Ooo. I hope I get to read the rewrite! I love the original so I can't wait to see what you've done with this one. And good on ya for having a plan!

Anonymous said...

You're a writer? I never would have known.

wink wink

Ann said...

Wow - sounds like a great plan! Good luck!