So, I know that the kitchen is almost done… almost, so close to having everything up and running. But more things just keep cropping up and that list of house stuff I want done before Lauren’s 1st birthday seems to be growing, not getting smaller. It’s all consuming. Paint this, clean that, get rid of this, tidy that… and all the while trying to keep up with regular household stuff!
I barely did anything writing related yesterday and it’s hit me that we’re actually getting close to the middle of the month.
Okay, logically, I know we’re only a week in, but it’s Hubby’s birthday on the 13th and my brain is thinking that far ahead and sees that it’s very close to the middle of the month…. and Lauren’s birthday is only two weeks away come saturday! (Okay, the PARTY is two weeks away, her birthdays a few days after that…)
Damn you brain and all your forward thinking.
Somehow, I have to reign it in and remember that I still have many days until the end of the month. Even if it doesn’t feel like it. I’ve got to get focused on what I’m doing and find the time/head space to start revising Following Faith.
I’ve learned a lot of things from reading the first draft. It’s shown me once again that my writing has really improved in the last year and a bit. That my tendency to rush the ending of stories and novels was still very apparent in Jan ’08 – I just get so excited and want to get to the end lol. I think I do a little better now, though thank goodness for revision! It means I can correct those rushed endings and give them the attention they deserve.
Following Faith is going to get quite a big overhaul, some cuts in the beginning and a much longer ending. It finishes in the right place, but gee, the last three pages could easily be three times the length! It’ll be really interesting to see how long it ends up being.
Where are your biggest weaknesses in your first drafts?