Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Writing writing writing
Firstly a reminder--Dennie's book is out today!!!!
What have I been doing the last few days? Well writing--although actually a better description would be cutting and pasting. I have opened a whole seperate file for the last 100 pages of my book. I have 75 pages written but a good portion of that needs to go because I have to change the ending, condense two scenes to one big finale. Some days I think I'd be better just writing it fresh and other days... well I know some bits in it are really good--so I'm going with a color coded system and deleting everything that has become obselete. Ugh!!
I am panicking a little because Bob Mayer was saying how, if you've been working on something for a year and it isn't working--it is time to move on. Now I agree, if you're not going forward and making something sing to you, BUT... Is that a year fulltime or can I go pro rata??
Whatever the answer, I have been working on this way too long and have set myself a deadline of the end of March for this draft. Then I have the hard copy to read through and make beautiful and then I am going to write a killer synopsis--honest :)
What else have I been doing? Getting myself a reputation as a card shark. Rats! Really hoped I could contain my big teeth but no, I had to reveal my true nature to two very dear friends of ours who were learning to play canasta with us. :( Bad girl!