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"Magic comes from what is inside you. It is part of you. You can't weave together a spell you don't believe in." - Jim Butcher

Monday, March 28, 2005

Revisathon 2005

The title pretty much says it all. I will be revising 60-90 pages a day in the next 4-6 days. My brain hurts just thinking about it, and I've only done 9 pages so far today. I will conquer this novel! And then I'll remember that the revisions are never over until the damn thing is published...

Okay, no pessimism, right? One revision at a time, right? Let's just hope what I do to it will be enough to pass me, so I can graduate. I will be so happy if both my readers say "Yes, this is a publishable manuscript." (That's the over-arching criteria for passing.)

So, wish me luck with Revisathon 2005!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Trudge, trudge, trudge

Plod, plod, plod. Drag, drag, drag.

Those are just a few synonyms for moving forward with the revising that come to mind. I seem to have this one particular response when I finally sit down to revise - I get very sleepy. Maybe my brain just doesn't want to work lately.

I did finally (just now) finish revising the first 50 pages. This means if I want the second revision doen by the end of this month, I have to revise 40 pages a day. Urk. Is that possible? Might be, but I forsee at least one 100 page day next week, most likely on the 31st. Depends, though. I still have to finish the exercises for my POV module, and I have critiques to do. If I only had to revise, I would have been done long ago. Lots of other stuff to do!

Including adding to this blog. And I should probably add to my EQ blog to confess my EQ indiscretions. No where near as bad as I could be, since I went like four days without playing EQ at all last week.

And why is my grammar not looking right? Tired, sleepy. Time for bed. More revising tomorrow. Joy.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Jelly Brain

I have finished my first revision! And I revised straight though today since noon, with only a few short breaks. My brain is jelly. Note to self, break up the day when starting the second revision on Saturday. Although, I hope to get more than 25 done on Saturaday, so I don't have as much to do on Sunday - need to earn that Sunday EQ time.

I should really either work on the POV module now, or finishing critiquing one of my group member's stuff. Bleh. I need ice crean via IV before I can think again. Or maybe I should just go to bed early...

Nope too much to do. I've been ignoring my poor animals all day. I guess the kitties deserve fresh water.

Now I'm shutting up because I can't seem to stop typing...I think I'm stuck in overdrive. Where's that hand break? Oh, there it is...

Happy writing!

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Avoiding Posting

Have I been putting off posting here? Pretty much, yes. Why? Because I'm still not done with that first revision. Close though. I just pushed out 5 pages today in less than an hour - I think that's a record for me, since I usually only get 2-3 pages done in an hour.

I formulated my battle plan today while showering and waiting for my food to reheat. It's a good battle plan, I think, but it will also require my mentor to get me feedback to me by certain dates. She'll be getting an e-mail soon about that. :) Okay, first revision needs to be finished by this Thursday, March 10, the second deadline of the term. The 11th will me spent organizing and planning the second revision. Starting the 12th, I need to revise 25 pages a day, so I'm done with that revision by the end of March. Every 50 pages I complete, I'll send off to the person that agreed to look over it for me and give me editing comments. I plan on doing some of the editing while I work on the second revision, but will finish up that editing April 1 - April 8. Manuscript will then be sent out to my readers on April 9 (because the deadline of April 10 is on a Sunday when the post offices are closed! - this is not fair).

Sound reasonable? I think it does. Although I'd like to squeeze in writing a story for the Writers of the Future Contest, and I need to write a synopsis for the White Wolf contest. Might not happen. Thankfully the White Wold contest has been extended to April 15.

That's all I have to say for now. Wasting precious writing and cleaning time. Oh one more thing. I just started an EQ Anonymous blog on Guild Portal. Check it out if you too are addicted to Evercrack - and post! Although I've been better than usual in the last week, I really have. :)

Happy writing!