Wednesday 26 September 2007

Mid-week already!

Looks like it's going to be another nice day today. That's cool because it's really starting to feel like Spring now, and also because I can catch up on the laundry. Man, it's taking forever to do so...

Anyway, although I was productive yesterday, it didn't feel as if I was. Does that make any sense? You know those kind of days when you do a lot, but there's not much finished output to show for it. Yeah, well, that was Tuesday for me.

I got stuck into the X-mas story rewrite but stopped about mid-morning. I got 17 pages in, took a deep breath and realised that it would need more work than I'd originally thought. So I put it away and picked up that little Tryst I wrote (I think a few weeks ago) and completed the second draft of that. The story flows well, but it isn't very long. Still, I don't think length matters in this story as much as the emotional and physical contact between the characters. And I think that gets across fine. I'll do one more draft of that one, and sub it.

As for the X-mas/Horror tale, I sat down again in the afternoon and went right back to the beginning. I know, one step forward, three steps back. :/ Still, as I got further into it, I found myself getting into the groove and knew exactly where to delete, move or add things. I have to be cruel with this one. Rip out a bunch and layer the appropriate tension, emotion, or whatever. So far, much better. Got some more done this morning. Am now 25/81 pages done. Not bad.

I think this is what I'll tackle today.

Thanks for the Anniversary well wishes. The hubby did get home nice and early, and we went to have dinner at the HRC. It didn't disappoint. And speaking of not disappointing, this album never disappoints! ;)

Have a cool day, everyone!

Don't forget, I'll be the featured author over at Mandy M Roth's blog this Friday.


Ericka Scott said...

good luck on your revisions...the Christmas/horror tale sounds chilly!

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hey Ericka! Thanks. :D

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