Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple
― Dr. Seuss
Again two complete rewrites. Both scenes turned out much better that I thought and they both have the potential to be fleshed out with more dialogue if needed once I go through them once again. For now I think the best thing is to let them simmer in darkness (it is a dark story after all) instead of pick and pull at it until my brain goes numb. I don’t want to experience that dead feeling anytime soon.
I’m aiming for two more scenes by the end of the night while the motivation and focus is there. Maybe the Olympics is inspiring me more than I realize even though I’m not going out of my way to watch it. I’m not sacrificing my writing time unless I have to. You see I have this little goal in my mind to get all 7 scenes done by the start of August. After that I have 30 more scenes left and a scene a day for the next month sounds quite manageable. Now that I can see the finish line for this rewrite I want to do more and pick up the pace once again. I am very ready to have my trusted journalism bestie beta read it for me and I’m craving feedback from fresh eyes.
Between the revision bursts I love to
stalk visit some of my favorite author blogs and read the how-they-got-their-agent posts and their publishing journey posts which makes me really excited. Then I come across an author who had their story down and revised (I assumed they revised) in three months before submitting. 12 months later and her debut is out this September! I know all publishing journeys are different (and slower) and that this WIP might never be the one that gets published. But surfing through blog posts makes me realize I can go faster if I choose to and it does not necessarily equate to losing quality. I just need that razor sharp focus athletes have in their eyes when they sprint to the finishing line to get me through..
Anyone have a possible end date on their revision? Either way I am cheering for you and breaking out the virtual champagne. Who knows, I might even share 😉
Love and light,