I'm sure you noticed, I changed my background. I'm sorry if you loved the other one. Since I'm an interior designer these things happen. I wanted to calm it down a little. I need that now. Calm.
Yesterday, I was thinking about something fun for next week. Here's the deal. I think Jen from unedited did this along with some of you other bloggers but I thought it would be fun. On Wednesday, I will post a line or a paragraph. You, my blogging friends, must continue the story in your comments (each comment is another line in the story). Get it? This will not be an official thing but please advertise it. The more the merrier. Wednesday April 14th starts...Writing the Next Line.
This will be up for several days because my son will be getting surgery on the 15th so I will be M.I.A. I may come on to post or comment but if I don't-- just don't forget me. When I return I may post the whole story.
Lately things have been thrown at me in stages. Really this has been happening my whole life--it happens to all of us. You really like something one minute then it loses it's luster the next.
My kids have been going through a ton of stages. They loved carrots yesterday but today it's like I'm forcing them to eat chalk. Today, my son can't get enough of a certain truck video but tomorrow he'll totally ignore it and wind up climbing on the TV stand trying to spread their fingers on the screen to shut it off. Yes, that really happened.
Writing is no different. I love it, I know I do. It makes me happy but lately my revisions are leaving me with a sour taste. This is all part of the writing and I want to make my WiP the best it can be-- I'm just having a hard time focusing on it. I want to feel my MC's talk to me and make me feel what they are feeling. Most of the time they do this when I'm in the shower and the moment is lost once I sit down at the computer. I try to relive that moment the best I can but I feel like I come up short. They really just run away without a trace.
So far my chapter 2 and chapter 4 are really bothering me. Both have had to be completely re-written which is fine it is part of the process-- I understand that. I also undestand that I will probably go through at least 20 revisions of the whole document before it may be considered-- okay. The whole WiP needs revising and I'm only in the early stages so I'm looking to you guys for your methods/advice. Sorry if I sound like I'm whining, I'm trying not to come across that way.
So what is your process of revising?
Any advice on revising?
Do you have memory loss when you sit down to type? (that awesome idea just blows away with the wind).
On another note, I opened a Twitter account. Yes, I heard you (she is insane). I have no idea how to use it but I have one. If you would like to stop by my account it is @mywritingjourne
I'm not even sure if that is how I'm supposed to present it. You can thank Simon from Constant Revision for making me consider this venture. All this week he posted on the ins and outs of Twitter. I think I'll bookmark some to refer to. I have not done much with it yet and may not do too much over the next few weeks. Consider it a learning curve. If you are in the Twitter neighborhood look me up.
Check out the agent signing contest by Shannnon Whitney. Congrats to Shannon on signing with an agent. Lots of cool books that are signed by the author. Ends 4/10.
Also, Aching Hope is having a contest check it out.
Have a great day!