Monday, June 9, 2014

Agree or disagree?

"Don’t just finish writing a first draft and call it a day." 

Jim in a bag.

Having spoken of revisions before, you can all guess I agree with the above statement. And for that very reason I am taking another break in order to finish revising PEACE & FORGIVENESS. I will be back on June 27th for the Cephalopod Coffee House Book of the Month review and resume my (semi) normal blogging schedule. In the meantime Dianne and I are still looking for submissions for July's First Impressions (see sidebar for FAQs). I also have an availability in July for an author interview. I'll promote your book with pics, blurb, links, and an interview. If you're interested, click on contact me at the top; I'd love to promote someone and hey, why not you?


29 comments:

  1. I know the feeling! Take some time off.

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  2. Good luck with the revisions. I'm planning to slow down my blogging this summer too at times.

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  3. Good luck! See you in a couple of weeks.

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  4. You know I agree in the value of revision. Multiple revisions, in fact. Thanks for plugging First Impressions!

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  5. Good luck with your revisions!

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  6. Oh, yeah... my books aren't approaching done until near the 10th draft. Best of luck with your revisions!

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  7. Of course, completely agree. A first draft is terrible. In fact when I look over my first drafts I often think 'Did you actually write this awful stuff? give up NOW!' It's only on the 4th or 5th draft that I'm happy with what I read.

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  8. Enjoy your time away and best of luck with your revisions. :)

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  9. Good luck with your revisions! Enjoy your blogging break.

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  10. I got a huge kick out of the cat in a bag! Revisions suck...but I've found once you finish the first draft, you should step away for a while and come back to it with fresh eyes.

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  11. I just did a 4th round of revisions on my WIP. I'm finally 'almost' satisfied with it.
    Would love to do the author interview.
    sgourleyauthor@gmail.com

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  12. Happy editing! That's what I'm doing, too.

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  13. Happy Revising & Happy Summer.
    Wait .. it's not snowing there yet, right?

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  14. Have a nice break and agree although I agree that you often need a break from it in order to bring fresh eyes to your work. Cheers!

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  15. summer is a time for relaxing with edits, right? sounds good to me!
    glad you let the cat out of the bag!

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  16. hope Jim didn't leave any presents in the bag....

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  17. Enjoy your break and best of luck finishing up!

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  18. Hey, I'll take that promotion spot--if it's still open. I'm doing a cover reveal next month (14th -19th) and would totally love to come hang out. =)

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  19. Woot! Get that revision done. I'm closing in on mine finally. Another seventy pages and I'll be handing it off to readers. Gah. I hope yours is going well and you'll have another novel out soon. :)

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  20. I think when you write, you never really call it a day off. It's always there, haunting you whether you write, edit, revise or not. Am I right?

    I might be in love with Jim.

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  21. Have a great break!!! Revision is necessary. Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's painful, but it's always necessary. Have a wonderful revision time!

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  22. Sometimes ya just gotta take a time out. It's good for the soul.

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  23. It's so easy to quit. To find excuses. "I'm busy." "It's too hot." Too cold, house needs cleaned. Dog is barking. Life.
    I believe it is a degree of will power, to make the decision to fight our doubts to sit down and write.

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  24. Jim in a bag. Way cute. :) Enjoy your break!! You've earned it.

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  25. Well, it's okay to call it a "day," but it's a bit premature to announce "mission accomplished." It takes a lot more than an announcement to end a war, and a lot more than a single draft to make a book.

    Enjoy your break! Seeya next Friday.

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  26. Good luck with your revisions. Looking forward to your post tomorrow!

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