Monday, April 06, 2009

Editing...Ahh, Bliss!


It's amazing how a few short days ago, I couldn't even fathom looking at my manuscript. And then Saturday shows up and wallah! The novel called to me. And I answered in a big way, spending most of the day working on it. I also managed a bit of work on Sunday in between church and a lovely nap. :-)

So I'd say my weekend was a success.

How about yours?

22 comments:

  1. Editing is the best part anyway. Way to go - well done.

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  2. By the way, is your blogroll getting longer?

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  3. Diane - Yes, it is getting longer! I just keep finding so many good blogs that I can't resist adding them. ;-)

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  4. Oh, you must feel soooo good! I'm in the first quarter of a rough draft, which is my favorite part of the process. I always dread going back to revise because somewhere between finishing the rough draft and letting it sit, I convince myself it's really, really bad.

    Then I begin revising and laugh because it's never as bad as I thought! Plus, it's fun to mock my bad writing slip-ups.

    Have a wonderful writing week!

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  5. Jill - Oh I can relate! Sometimes I think my first draft stuff is so awful, too. And some of it IS awful, but there's a lot of good stuff in there, too. ;-)

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  6. Whoot! Good for you. Rollin', rollin', rollin' ;-)

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  7. Sounds like God gave you a little jump start to help keep you on track! How awesome! Glad you made such good progress.

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  8. It was fun, but not as much work on the writing front as you, unfortunately. Well done.

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  9. Rebecca - Thanks!

    Jody - Yes, I think the Lord definitely gave me the motivation. :-)

    Debs - Aren't you getting ready for vacation, though? I wouldn't worry about the writing right now!

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  10. Glad to hear you're back at the novel! My weekend was much like yours, at home, a lot of writing, hanging around a bit. Relaxing.

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  11. Joanne, sounds like a perfect weekend to me. :-)

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  12. Yay, good for you.

    My weekend was spent on house stuff so I was glad to get back to my editing today. It's my favourite part of the process. I just love it.

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  13. Yeah, there is nothing more delightful than editing. It's right up there with changing baby diapers and getting a root canal on my "fun" spectrum.

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  14. Shirley - I'm right there with ya. I love editing. :-)

    How about I send you some Daniel Craig photos while you're editing? You can hang them up over your computer.

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  15. Congrats on finding your writing mojo.

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  16. So glad to hear it came together for you! Mine went well too-- I am writing and writing again:)

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  17. So glad you're writing again, Terri! And as to your question on the word tool bar, I had to go in and change it every time. There may be another word counter that might work easier for you.

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  18. That's awesome! Great job Melissa! :) I need to take a page from your book and get some writing done!

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  19. Swell news, Melissa. I escaped to a writers conference with some of my crazy friends.

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  20. Jenn - But you've been on vacation - and on a cruise! Perfect time to NOT get any writing done. ;-)

    Ang - That sounds glorious. Crazy friends and a writing conference!

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  21. I think you have found the secret to true success. Sometimes you have to wait until the right moment to tackle a project. I'm glad it worked so well.

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