Monday, May 12, 2008


Yes, I had one last week. I'm trying to get MOL revised to send off a partial.

Uh-huh, I've been stuck for several weeks, feeling like I'd never move past it, that it was something systemic in my writing ability. Or maybe I'd just lost the desire to write. But that wasn't it.

I knew something was bugging me about the plot. I'd decided to move on to something new for May and come back to it, but it kept calling to me in this mean little whisper, get it done, get it done, get it done. I knew the voice was right but what was wrong?

Finally, during one of the lessons from Angela Knight's workshop, I realized what it was. The actions of the main characters needed a minor rewrite in the second chapter to make the conflict and motivations work.

So, the cat's unstuck and I'm back on the job this week in between helping Rae Monet design my new website. (Mine was so amateurish - designed myself with the help of my Mac.)

My goal is to get the minor alterations made to the first 50 pages, and get them revised by end of the first week in June. Work on synopsis and query and get that sucker sent off by the third week in June. There's that voice again, I will submit, I will submit, I will submit.

My CP, Leah Bremael has already submitted three manuscripts! That's just fabulous!

So to use two cliches I'll 'Feel the Fear' and 'Just Do It.'

1 comment:

Leah Braemel said...

Rae'll do a terrific site for you. I love mine. And glad to hear you're unstuck. And listen to that voice. No, not THAT one - the one telling you to submit!