Tag Archives: Revisions

Writing life

It is that time of my writer-crisis cycle. I haven’t worked on the Heyswood novel in 22 days. The shame and guilt is piling up. I haven’t been able to shake the negative emotions to get back on track. The … Continue reading

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4th draft fight

Its 4th draft time, this week and next. This round is moving slowly. I’m getting sucked into micro-edits when there are major edits I should be devoting time to. At this point an edit is an edit. All the scenes … Continue reading

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Skeletons, not babies.

The writing world occasionally refers to writers seeing some of their current work as their baby, and that the babies must be killed. This whole ‘my work is my baby’ attitude has never stuck with me. I don’t have babies, … Continue reading

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Let it rest

With over a month of concentrated effort put in towards finishing the Heyswood novel I had to ‘let it rest’ after the Fast Draft weekend challenge. The first few days of last week I tried to do 3rd draft edits, … Continue reading

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Challenge Update

What a challenge! Oh my gosh, that was really difficult. Things I learned: 1) I’m a good prep/planner. I had everything I needed for the whole weekend. I planned to ‘let things slide’ so when I hit lulls in the … Continue reading

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What a mess… 1st draft revisions

A messy pile of words sits stacked in front of me. On Wednesday I sorted my NaNo draft into Scrivner, plunking scenes into separate documents and scrapping  all the non-story writing.  Ahh, my first draft. I felt rather satisfied with … Continue reading

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