I'm going to try and post more WIP updates to try and keep me more accountable. Which is one of the many things I love about blogging, the accountability. It's harder to call yourself a writer and have nothing to show for it if you have blogging buddies.
Or at least that's what I tell myself.
So I'm still working on first line edits, just trying to clean things up before I work an any more re-writes or adding in themes etc.
I've gone through about 50 pages, though to be fair I've done about two sets of line edits on chapter one so it may be closer to about 65 pages line edited. I've really hit a stride this week and am hoping to get through at least a third of it before the weekend.
Then I can begin some rewrites and correcting things that need to be changed - (both the first two scenes in chapter one need a mild re-write and scene 3 needs to be moved to chapter 2 or 3)
I've already cut about 4,000 words and I know there will be plenty more cut before I'm done. I hope it doesn't get too short. I don't want it to wind up as a novella. And I certainly don't want to be forced to beef anything up based on word count alone.
Still, taking a week off seems to have regenerated me.
For those of you who have business cards (and I mean writerly business cards) - when did you decide to make them? When you started to go to conferences? When you had shorts published? When you got an agent?
I just wonder. I think it's a genius idea and though I think it's too soon for me, I just wonder when those of you who have them made the decision to print some off.
Yay! We're one day closer to the weekend! And a holiday weekend at that - I hope the weather is nice on Monday so my fam and I can play badminton and grill. If it rains we will play board games.
But still grill.
Also, now that I think about it, I can't guarantee I'll have a post for Monday. I'll have to wait and see.
LOL CAT FUN!