Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chapter 1

So I have finally gotten moving on my revision process and it is hard! Not only have I struggled to find time to do it with Christmas coming and putting my office together, but I haven't quite gotten back into the rhythm. It took me two weeks just to revise Chapter 1. I'm not fully satisfied with it and there are a few things that will probably need to be tweaked as I move forward.

This pass, I should probably tell you, is mostly about fleshing out the character, setting, plot, etc. I was actually pretty surprised that there weren't as many plot holes as I had originally thought. That made me very happy. This revision is going to be tough however, because I really need to put a lot into this. I have a feeling that it may take me quite a bit longer than I thought to do this. I have to enforce my deadline so that I can scratch at least one thing off my "Things to do before" list (it used to be things to do before I'm 30, but that has come and gone way too quickly for my liking).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Back to Work

So November is (finally) over. I managed to finish NaNo, just barely and very, very poorly. I just couldn't get moving into the story and I struggled through every minute of it. But it is done and I may actually revisit the story some time and see if I can make something of it. But for now, I have bigger things on my plate.

As some of you may know, I am rapidly approaching my 20-11th birthday and I wanted to at least query agents before that date. I'm just over three months away and I still haven't finished revision on my last year's novel. My office is almost set up, so I'm planning on finishing it tomorrow. I'll also need to print a copy of my second draft. I've been reading tips on revision and have a copy of the Writer's Market so I can start looking into agents.

So it is now time to get moving so that I can at least send one letter out before that day in March.