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How was everyone's weekend? Full of productivity, I hope. :) My weekend was full of --let's just say it--craziness. I apologize for not commenting lately. We all know it's that time of year-- schedules shift, kids back in school, etc. Plus the hubs was off last week so not much writing or blogging got done. Not to mention reading. I have a book due for the book club I'm in and I'm not even half way through it. Things happen. Life gets in the way.
Still through it all, I couldn't stop thinking about writing. My brain constantly thought of ways to make my WiPs better, MCs spoke to me and a few new ideas started to filter in. My brain is packed. I hope to lessen the load this week.
To top it all off--the hubs and I made a decision to redo our kitchen. I couldn't believe he brought it up but hey I'm not stopping it. So this made my mind go into a tizzy--yes I said tizzy.
You would think that since I'm an interior designer I would be all over this which I am but the issue is--I sometimes have a hard time making decisions for myself. I can redo a whole house for someone I don't know and they love it but when it comes to me and my space--I stare at the room like a deer in headlights. Come to think of it, this is the way I'm feeling about everything I'm doing lately.
WiP#1 has got me stumped. I know what most of the story is --I have a finished first draft (not a great one but the bones are there.) The problem is I feel like I have to get the beginning right to finish my revisions. I have written chapter 1 at least 10 times. The last two revisions I love but I have to pick one and well I'm not sure which one I like better. One would allow me to stay in one POV the other will make me write the whole story from two POVs. I know it's a decision I have to make but one that is very difficult. Just like selections for my kitchen.
I know my CPs have read WiP #1 a million times (God bless them) and I know what their pick is. :) I love you girls. Their input is helping me make the decision.
How do you make difficult decisions for your manuscripts?
If you are a Teen Fire member--I posted on the writers forum the chapter that most likely will be my chapter 1. I would love your input. I'm only leaving it up for a week so if you get a chance your input would be greatly appreciated. Maybe next week I'll post the other one just to see the opinions.
Hope you guys had a great weekend! I'll post the recap of Writing the Next Line on Wednesday. Now go to Elliot's and Crystal's sites!:)