|Jim White - Drill a Hole|
Some of you may remember this post from last fall when I was just starting my story. I talked about doing things differently. And even though I am officially done with the first draft I am still doing things in a whole new way. Ordinarily I'd be plunging right back at it with revisions and edits. But instead I'm following some sage advice I read somewhere which suggested taking a break from your work before jumping right into revising. I think it said you were supposed to wait three months before looking at it again. But honestly, I can't wait three months. I'm not getting any younger sitting here, right?
Anyway, I haven't looked at it for an entire week. I've thought about it, but I've kept myself pretty busy with a little gem I hadn't looked at for a while. I may do something with it. Or, I may follow through with the story that came out of the Lightning Flashed Blogfest. I have that mostly outlined. But we'll see. For now I'm just allowing myself to write whatever I want for three weeks. Then I'll start revisions. Hopefully it will go well since I've got lots of notes from my critique partner (thank you Dianne!) as well my own purple pen scattered all through the manuscript. Until then, I'm just going to enjoy the warm weather and write what I like.
Oh, and I cleaned my desk off. Not a single 3 x 5 card, moved the books around, and placed the screen directly in front of me. We'll see if that helps :)
What are you doing? Enjoying the summer? Reading a good book? Writing lots? Or less? Do tell :)