This week got away from me. I thought about blogging on Thursday and Friday but I missed it. I have a good excuse though. I’ve been working on Flyboy. In my actual office even.
1. I started this week with seven chapters of a sloppy draft of Flyboy. The goal being to get all the main characters introduced and show a couple of flying scenes. Goal met.
2. It was a really, really sloppy draft. So much so that a couple of times I wanted to cry because I thought I had forgotten how to write. I recovered enough to realize I do know how to write but am still not sure I know how to write this story.
3. Began revising. Why now? Because I wanted to get this partial into shape enough to send to my agent.
4. This week I printed out what I had written. Made changes in hard copy. Input changes. Went through and let Word highlight all my typically overused words. I am now on Chapter Four excessive word use clean-up.
5. After I finish #4, hopefully in a few hours, I will print it all out and go through it one more time. Then I will have no excuses left and have to face the, (cue the music) dreaded synopsis.
6. Plant Kid is still whispering in my ear though. He told me he wants his own blog and I about had a heart attack.
Yes but, synopsis writing always goes better if you do it before you write the darn book. Less chance of wandering off the important issues that way. Or so it seems for me. lol
Synopsis writing never goes well for me at any time. LOL
I’m sorry, but I had this image of you writing away, Plant Boy whispering to you out of the blue, and you just freaking! 🙂
Tell him to be patient, and he’ll take over this one in a while!
It was really freaky because suddenly this whole promo idea for Plant Kid’s book popped into my head…for a book that isn’t even written yet. I actually yelped out loud and scared Cassie who came over to see if I hurt myself.
Love the distinction you made between knowing how to write and knowing how to write this work. That’s a crucial difference to know–crucial to a writer’s sanity, that is.
I was going to say something similar, so I’ll just add “amen.” 🙂
Another “amen” from the choir!
Of course I have something different to say or that would not be me. I would swap weeks with you in a moment. Flyboy will work out or if not he is not meant to be. You should not doubt yourself though somethings are just too difficult to write about anyway. I have no idea what the story is about but being the mother of 2 teenage boys I can well imagine.
Did you at least work out what was in the wallet if not I know what it is !!
Anyway anytime you want to swap lives, or want some help with an idea just let me know I am full of them. I am a bit worried that you can hear thing talking to you though – Kidding
Yay–so happy for your productivity, no matter how sloppy or how much of a struggle it is!
btw, bloglines does not like your blog. I’ve deleted the feed and re-added it and it still just shows me old posts. So frustrating. I just thought you weren’t blogging for a while!
Thanks, Laura. And I have to tell you that I am glad to hear it was bloglines because I wondered why I you never stopped by here anymore. I was feeling a little, well, you know. 🙂
I did a quick search on Bloglines not updating and it seems to be happening all over the place. They just can’t find a way to be consistent anymore.
I know! I felt so bad once I realized that. I would see a random blog/note here or there, I guess on FB, and think, “Oh, Susan blogged today. Cool!”
I guess I need to change to whatever that other blog aggregator you were telling me about, the one that lets you see all your marked posts at once.
Except for a week in March I think I’ve blogged every weekday all year.
I’ve been checking out other blog readers myself and I’m going to post a question about them to the Kidlitosphere group. I’ll let you know what they say in case there are others out there you want to check out.