My sore throat is nearly gone! Woooo! That, more than anything is the biggest news so far. I say ‘nearly’ as I still get a twinge late at night (probably because I’ve been talking all day?) but even my antibiotics are coming to a close.
Actions Last Week
Complete x10 chapters of specific ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ edits, looking at Lenina’s reactions to big plot points, the romantic build between her and Tristen and dialogue of both characters, plus that of Saar, Nick and Ramona (and Verni actually)
Done. Looking at the items pointed out by Angry Robot there really isn’t actually that much to do. It’s maddening. Just another indication of how close I was to them picking me up as an author. Ho hum. Their loss. . . now the book is going to be awesomeinstead of just kinda good. :p
Write 10k words of ‘On A Knife Point.’
8k. Or 9k. Not sure. Probably should have checked that before I started writing. O.o
Oh, and I’m stuck.
I hate moments like this: in a first draft when I know where I want to be but I just can’t get myself there. I keep telling myself that Lenina is resolving her problems too easily, or that there isn’t enough around to slow her down, but that thought is killing me. I know I can edit this later. Surely I should just be able to bash out the words the way I always do to fix them later.
You can’t edit a blank page!
But my inner editor is roaring at me right now. Probably because I’m tweaking ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’. This is why I never (usually) edit works similar to what I’m drafting: the crossover is too much. The only editing happening right now (really) should be Raven’s. -_- Ah well. Maybe I’ll punch through it this week.
Activities For The Week
- Complete another x10 chapters of specific ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ edits, looking at Lenina’s reactions to big plot points, the romantic build between her and Tristen and dialogue of both characters, plus that of Saar, Nick and Ramona (and Verni actually)
- Write 10k words of ‘On A Knife Point.’
It’s only the middle of the month but I really want to look at my goals for the year and assess them again. I want to see where and how I can tweak things to give myself more time or what I can drop to make things easier.
Admittedly it’s slower right now. Somehow things have plateaued and there isn’t as much to do as I’m telling myself there is. Not with actual writing and editing anyway. I have admin and marketing through the roof, but that’s nothing new. Hmm. Maybe I should have put some of that into the scheduling too.
I’ll have to think about that . . .