Monday, January 27, 2014

Sickness and Trudging Through

Well, I've reached the end of my pre-scheduled posts. They came in handy while dealing with the general sickness at my house this last month. Seriously, someone has been home sick almost every day of the last three weeks. I've managed not to get the full blown illness, but have trudged through life with a migraine and bouts of nauseousness.

Right now I'm feeling lucky because I hate throwing up, but I'd like my normal life back please.

As for writing. There have been days of many words.

And days of just a few.

However, I've kept with my goal to write something every day but Sunday. Sunday's are just TOO busy!

Jessie Cave would make a perfect
Ryanne, just like this!
Fade Into Me (click for Pinterest board) is coming along nicely! It's up to 49K. Last Thursday I got quite the reaction out of my writer's group over chapter 2. When I read it to them a year ago they missed all the clues as to the dark event in Ryanne's past. This time it was so over the top they were calling for blood. Not mine, but some of the characters.

I know I shouldn't laugh, but it made me happy to elicit such emotion. Now I'm going to need to find some middle ground though so my future readers don't chuck the book across the room at chapter 2. *hangs head* I know I shouldn't be revising the front half while still trying to finish the story, but I just can't help it! I have mapped out most of the scenes to the end, so with any amount of luck and sheer determination, I WILL finish it this month. I have to.

Why?

Because Talia is poking me to start revisions on her second story. I think I'm so relieved that something is written that the excitement to revise is doubled. Revising is so much easier for me than drafting. The problem is I enjoy it so much that I would keep doing it forever. Once I finish the draft of FIM once and for all, I'll give myself a deadline for the first revision of Search For Knowledge. (I'm still working on the pinterest board for SFK. It's harder to find images close to what's in my head!) Then I'll send it to my wonderful betas.

So get ready! You know who you are. I hope! If not, you may be getting a surprise.

After I revise according to their comments I'll get it to my critique partners for more tightening before submitting it to WiDo. At this point I doubt I'll make their 2014 releases, but I'm hoping to get in by summer of 2015. *fingers crossed*

I've got to get a move on it!

How is your writing going this January? Been sick and just curled up in bed?

12 comments:

  1. Sorry you've been sick. Or rather, sick because everyone else has been sick.
    Cool you got such a strong response.
    Cruising along at my normal slow speed on my manuscript, but it's really coming to life now.

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    1. Awesome! Cruising along is what we all want. Do you realize that as slow as you think you are, you are faster than me. :D

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  2. Sorry to hear you've been sick/ our household was out for 2+ weeks. I finally feel normal today and now another deep freeze. Another day locked inside, another day to write!

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    1. I know. It get's up to the 50s and I think, "this isn't so bad" and then the temperatures plummet again. I'm glad your household is better. Hopefully mine will be soon. :(

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  3. Oh I hate it when characters start to poke you. I want to ask, "Hasn't anyone ever told you it's not polite to poke someone?"

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    1. LOL, I'll try and let her know that she's being rude.

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  4. Sorry for sickies :( But it still sounds like you're making forward progress!

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  5. Awwww...sickness around the home is no fun. Hoping it all clears out lickety-split :-)

    Great on you for getting in the writing as you could and trudging through. That can difficult but as you've shown, it can be done!

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  6. I prefer revising, too.

    My novel is going well, actually. Although I haven't touched it in a few days.

    Stay well. Hopefully the sickness will be all done now.

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  7. We were sick at my house LAST week. Not fun. And then add to it two hour delays from school for extreme cold (REALLY? It's not like we live in Alaska.) We haven't had a normal week of school since before Christmas! I feel your pain.

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  8. You have a strong immune system Charity. At least you're getting some writing done. I wish you luck.

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  9. Not many colds on this side of the world at the moment. :-)

    I'm finalising my research/planning for my time travel novel and hope to start writing in the next couple of weeks. Exciting!!

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