Friday 5 February 2010

Thoughts about my current stay in Revision Land

As I mentioned on Monday, I've been working on the second draft of my NaNo novel. I started out pretty well, doing more than my daily goal, but then yesterday... I started to fall behind.

I think the backend of the novel needs a little more work than the first half did. It's nothing huge, but I'm finding weird sentences that stick out and don't make sense to me. Do you ever do that? Write a story, put it away for a bit and when you read it back you go: WTF? lol. At least it's nothing huge. All bits that can be rearranged or changed. Something that happens during revision for me is that everything starts to gel so much better. Things click into place and I'm able to delete/add stuff that strengthens the story, helps to make better sense of things without necessarily having to spell every nitty-gritty thing out with bright lights. ;)

I know that when I get to the second last chapter, that's going to need even more work because I've changed something that impacts it directly. But it'll be alright. I'm all for making the story better. Only problem is that I don't know if I'm going to meet my self-imposed deadline of finishing the second draft by the end of this week. As of this afternoon, I've got 37 pages left. And it's Friday. Yikes!

*taking a deep breath*

Seriously, though, if I can get half of that done tonight after I tuck my daughter into bed... I might be able to get the rest finished while hubby and daughter go swimming tomorrow morning. I've got my fingers crossed.

Enough about revision. How's everyone doing? Sometimes I wonder if anyone actually pops in anymore. I haven't gotten any comments for ages. ;)

Last night I finished reading another review book. Although I enjoyed it, there was something about it that didn't fully connect with me. Strange when that happens. The good thing is that today I started another one, and I'm SO involved with this one that I've already read the first 100 pages. It's so cool, so far. Hope it stays that way.

Okay, time to go. Have an awesome weekend!

1 comment:

Tez Miller said...

I pop in! *waves* I don't read your reviews, but I read the rest. I just don't have anything worthy to say in response ;-)

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