Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Back in the Swing

Okay. I admit it. I've been a slug lately. Sure, I've been researching agents and stuff, but I haven't touched the editing work I need to be doing so I can get RTL ready for prime-time. The poor book has been sitting neglected.

I think I was afraid to touch it because when I finished the first draft, it felt so perfect. Maybe I was afraid I'd read it again and it wouldn't be so perfect. Well, guess what...

It wasn't.

It's pretty damn good, but it can be so much more. So, with that in mind, I'm wading back into it - all thoughts of previous perfection erased from my head. Need to be objective about this after all.

What are all y'all up to these days?

(And I know the timestamp says I was up until midnight, but let's get real. I haven't been up until midnight in... longer than I can remember, let's say. It's still Wednesday as I type this, but I know I'm going to be jammed tomorrow, so I thought I'd get a jump on the blog rather than miss it again.)


JenWriter said...

I've been attempting a story for a writing contest, but I have not been getting very far on it. The genre I received is comedy, and I'm not a comedy writer!

Good luck on the editing!

Kristen Painter said...

I've been an editing the first book I ever wrote in hopes of getting it out into the market and seeing if any one bites. You never know, right?

Good news - it doesn't suck as hard as I thought.

liz fenwick said...

I'm pleased you have found your way back in! I haven't yet but maybe when dd goes back to school tomorrow I can escape to my roon and avoid the dh and write - now wouldn't that be a novel idea!

Good luck with the editing!