Thursday, October 13, 2011

advice I love to follow and another pumpkin pic

One of my favorite pieces of advice is the one to leave off work in a place you can't wait to get back to. It makes sitting down to write next time that much easier. Of course, I can't always follow this advice. Right now I'm revising and trying to cut thousands of words off this bloated tick of a novel I wrote (I'm down to 142k from 164k). And while I like revisions a lot more than I used to I can't just jump around to the scenes I like best. I have to start at the beginning and not only make all the scenes shine but make sure they hang together properly.  It's time consuming and not always exciting but today I happened to leave myself in a place I'm eager to return to. YAY!

But before I get back to work I want to remind everyone about the Pay it Forward blogfest Matt and Alex are throwing. Today is your last day to sign up. Just click on the link at the top of my sidebar and add your name to the list. Tomorrow post about three blogs you like then check back to see who other folks like. If you went to just three other blogs you could conceivably find nine new blogs to follow. Is that not incentive enough? No? Did I mention the fact that you could also gain followers by joining the fun?

Yeah, I thought you'd like it :).


  1. pretty pumpkin and perfect positivity =)

  2. Oh wow - what an amazing pumpkin!! Yay! Enjoy your blogfesting tomorrow and good luck with yoru ms edits!! Take care

  3. Yeah, I just have to plow through my revisions from start to finish.
    Thanks for plugging the blogfest tomorrow!

  4. Love the pumpkin and the advice. I'll see you at the blogfest tomorrow.

  5. I wish I could get myself to do that... If I can't wait to get back to it, then... erm... I can't wait to get back to it, so I keep going. I think I fear losing it if I stop...

    Good luck with revisions! I think revisions on those huge ones are SO HARD.

  6. That's great advice - I do that myself. When I get to the end of my writing session, I'll start a chapter and leave it at a crucial spot. It makes it easier to dive into the book the next day. :)

    Cool pumpkin!

  7. Hey, great links! Thanks for posting! Consider me a new follower.



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