Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Deep Into the Abyss

Well my darlings, I believe it's time for me to take a short break and dive into the revisional abyss. (is that even a word?)

All of my series for REMEMBERING YOU are done, I've bored you all with my query, I have nothing else to procrastinate over and now I think it's time I went deep, deep into the heart of the unknown. Revisions.

I sorta' kinda' like revisions. Why you may ask, well I'll tell you.

The book is already written. The shitty first draft is already down. I don't have to think about it anymore. (Truthfully, I still have those last 4 scenes to write but I'm not thinking about them.) So really, all I have to do is go back in and make it all better. I know, easier said than done but... I've already taken a stab at act one, and it wasn't so bad. Well, not yet anyway.

So, with that said, I'm diving in. I don't know when I'll be back. Well, you know me, I can't stay away, but I figured I would just give you the head's up, let you know what's going on. Write on everyone!

17 comments:

Las Vegas Writer said...

Good luck. Have fun!

Roni Loren said...

Good luck! And I prefer revisions to drafting for the same reasons. It's less stressful once the words are on the page. :)

Elle Strauss said...

Happy revising!

Lola Sharp said...

The abyss is hellish for me. Unlike Roni, I LOVE the first draft...but revisions? Oh the first pass isn't bad. Every pass after that is a ring of Hell that gets increasingly closer to Satan. Right now I'm blistering and bubbling in the lava...I can see the devil sitting on his throne on his dais. (hating evil chapter 16...I've rewritten it 21,934 times, and it still isn't perfect.) soon I'll be sitting on his lap begging for mercy. *sigh*

Good luck...may your revisions be heavenly. :)
Love,
Lola

Linda G. said...

At least with revisions you have something to gnaw on every day when you sit down to write. I like that about the revision process. :)

Dominique said...

Good luck!

coffeelvnmom said...

Good luck - hope the revising goes smoothly! =)

Jessica

Bish Denham said...

Good luck Anne! We'll be here when you get back.

lotusgirl said...

Good luck.

Piedmont Writer said...

Thank you guys. It's slow going. I hate that I'm anal -- I have to line edit while revising. Ugh. But I'll get there. Three scenes down, 743 more to go.

Talli Roland said...

Good luck! I know what you mean- sometimes you need to shut out the world and just get your heard down!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think after this month's events, I'll want to hide, too!

Christine said...

Good luck with the revisions! I know your pain and your joy! It's satisfying to see the story whip into shape :-)

Shelley Sly said...

Wishing you good luck as you revise! I agree that it's easier once the words are already written, sometimes even a bit... no, I won't say fun, but amusing, maybe. :)

The Words Crafter said...

I have to say, if the first draft, as a whole, is as good as the pieces you posted, it's much better than you think :) But have fun and good luck!

Shalet Jimmy said...

Happy revision and best of luck.

WritingNut said...

Good luck! We'll miss you! :)