Monday 21 September 2009

Start of the week...

As you can see below, I read up quite a storm during the weekend. Finished one book on Friday night, another in the early hours of Sunday, and finished one last night too. They were all awesome! I love it when that happens. :)

I've now read the first few chapters of Z FOR ZACHARIAH. I'm really enjoying it so far and can't wait to see what challenges await Ann. This is a book that I should've read twenty years ago. Lol. But my class didn't do this book in high school. When I was in high school, nuclear war was all the rage. We read CHILDREN OF THE DUST - which I absolutely loved - and watched THE DAY AFTER. Of course, at home we watched a bunch more. They made heaps of post-nuclear war-type movies in the 80s.

It's no wonder that I love futuristic/dystopian/post-apocalyptic stories so much. I grew up with them.

Anyway, last week I managed to get through the third draft of my Sci-Fi (still no concrete name for it) and it ended up @ 48,558 words. Usually, at this stage, I consider the story done. I allow myself three drafts, otherwise I could revise it a thousand times. BUT, having said that, with this story, I might end up doing one more draft. Not yet, though. First I'd like to edit the first story, and if any drastic changes are made there, I'll need to reflect them in story #2. But for now, I'm calling it d-o-n-e. :D

So, what have I got planned for this week? I'm taking another bits & pieces week. On Friday, it'll be my 10th wedding anniversary, so the hubby's having a day off work. Which is going to be awesome! But it also means that I'll be one day short, so it's best not to get stuck into any revision. Instead, this week I'd like to write the synopsis for the Sci-Fi story I finished on Friday, keep reading -- still have 2 more library books left after ZfZ + a bunch of Hachette review books -- and will also plan/plot Sci-Fi #3. I've already decided to change the hero for it, which means rethinking a few timeline issues.

Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

Well. It's time to get stuck into it. Why do I dislike writing a synopsis so much? :(

Have a great day!

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