Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring First

Last year, I introduced you to the first draft of my novel.  I spoke (i.e., tweeted, moaned to my fellow writing friends, cried to myself) of the difficulties I encountered with the revisions.  I quickly, or not so quickly (depending on who's heard me moan),  learned that none of that would help revise that story.  Eventually, I put it in a box and hid it from view.  I let it simmer some more.

I recently pulled out the manuscript and just finished the first pass read. I cringed a lot, but a did a fair share of nodding and smiling too.  I think I'm finally ready to work on this story and bring it to the level that readers deserve.

I'm excited. It feels like I've reunited with an old friend.  One I knew well enough then, but will know even better this time around.  I hope we'll still enjoy each others company in the end.

It seems apt that this post goes up on the first day of spring, and that it's bright and sunny where I am. I'm taking that as a sign that things will be fresher and brighter for Patrick, Missy, and me.

9 comments:

  1. Have fun with it. I'm almost done with the first pass through of a very rough one and am excited about the challenge of getting it reader worthy.

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    1. I'm excited for you too, and will be cheering you on, Angelina!

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  2. It's always shocking to me to go back to a MS after months. There's always so much to fix, but there's always good stuff too. I've been doing a MS tweak, too, lately.

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  3. I'm not actually feeling too overwhelmed yet. Ask me in a couple of months, we'll see then. Good luck with revisions too. This is my must dreaded phase.

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  4. EXCITING TIMES!!! Call me crazy, but revision is always my favorite part. <3

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    1. Thank you, Camille! I know you enjoy this part. I hope to learn to enjoy it too.

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  5. Oh, how exciting! Isn't it amazing when you read something and smile (or even chuckle) and realize that you just made yourself laugh? I love that! :)

    Good luck with the revisions!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments.