Do you ever have those weeks that, when you get to the other end of them, feel like the past seven days were actually only one day? That’s what I feel like right now. It’s like I blinked, and BOOM: one day I was writing about my excitement over the LOST premiere, and then the next day (or, um, almost a week later) here I am wondering how I managed to take an unintentional week-long hiatus from blogging.
So. I’m back, and I missed everyone! I spent some of this morning catching up on posts I hadn’t read yet (for example, check out Merrilee’s latest on dealing with criticism: it’s greatness!). The rest of the morning, I wore my yellow rainboots (both literal and figurative) since our parking lot is a river in this weather, and also since I’m still muddling through Phase One of Project: Edit.
Though I didn’t finish reading by Friday like I hoped I would, I don’t have too much more to do to finish out Phase One. The Plan (detailed in this post) is going well. My colored pens have not yet dried out, my spiral notebook isn’t in such pristine shape anymore, and I have thoughts of all sorts on how to make this thing better. The pacing is more even than I thought it was, my plots and sub-plots are woven pretty well, and I haven’t seen too many loose ends just yet. As suspected, the scenes are getting better as I read – they aren’t as skeletal as they were toward the beginning of the draft. There are definitely areas that need work, but by and large it’s a huge improvement over the first draft.
Anyway! Time to get back to work if I want to put a bigger dent in today’s to-do list. Better slip back into my cute yellow rainboots and grab my adorable new umbrella.
(FYI, the umbrella is a floral print of hot pink and yellow, with a navy blue backgrount: matches gray skies and yellow rainboots perfectly!)
Revision Update, Phase One | 245 pages down, 91 to go | 72.9% finished!