8 Days Until the End

Or so it has been rumored. I’m not sure if I believe it. I guess we will see!

I’ve started the revision process on the two stories I wrote last month. The novella has been tough to re vision as something I didn’t write it to be. I haven’t been fighting with it, so much as discovering exactly how wrong I was in my initial planning. The novel was much smoother to revise, and I think I’ll have a harder time seeing the precise flaws in it—fun to write, way too easy to edit.

During this time, I’ve had another story, if you remember, The Heir of Illumination, recently decide that it would like to be revised as well. Apparently December is revise three books month >.<

I’ll manage somehow. I’ve already breezed through the first draft of revisions on Someone Has To Give (tentative title to the novella). And by breeze, I mean it took me several hours of frustrated markings and paper shuffling to get the hard copy in order—I still have to get through the actual changes. This weekend will mark my working on the novel Glenwood High (yes, another terrible title—did I mention I’m terrible at titles?). I will be inputting the changes slowly, mostly before I submit them to my critique groups. One gets the novella, one the novel, and when I’m done, I’ll switch! #goodthinkingself

I’d like to share something someone told me recently that gave me a nice little boost of self-confidence: “You are one of the most dedicated people I’ve met (online) to the craft of writing.”

Thank you. I have never thought of myself as dedicated, because writing is what I do, and I don’t do it all day every day. Not to say I make no effort—it is a huge part of my life, but not the only part. This comment made me step back for a moment, and think Yes, I am dedicated. That is a big step for me.

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful week. Until next time!

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3 thoughts on “8 Days Until the End

  1. Hello, Mr. Dedicated Writer!

    Let me just say I was going to compliment you on your title, Someone Has to Give, before I even read that you think you’re no good at titles. I love that title.

    Also, you’re putting in a whole lot of work this month on your writing for someone who thinks it may all end in 8 days. HA! I went to the Griffith Park Observatory in May and Dr. Ed Krupp and his gang explained it all. It’s all just one big, giant and ignorant misunderstanding of the Mayan method of keeping time. If you can’t trust a doctor named Ed Krupp, whom can you trust?

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