Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Meeting

Is it really Monday?

Okay, new goals for the week:

1. Re-read what I revised last week.
2. Continue revising. Let's go for chapters two and three.
3. Remember notes--hole in shoe, slipstream.

So, this is where I am in revisions:

I have revised the first chapter, and moved things around a bit. I've added another 'scene', adding depth. I call it my Expand and Contract method of revision. There is a lot that needs to be refined, but a bit that needs to be expanded for character development. It's a lengthy process. Especially since after I expand during revision, I have to go back and revise what I've expanded. Anyone confused?

After this full revision, I will have at least one more short revision left before trying to find an agent.

I'm not doing as well as I'd hoped in carving out time each day to write--or think about writing, but I'm not going to worry about that--as long as I have momentum, I'm fine.

Does anyone have goals for the week?


  1. My goal is to get back on track! I've had a bit of a struggle with my rewrite lately, and the last few days I've had family visiting. It'll be nice to get a schedule going again.

    Keep at your revision! Sounds like you have a great plan.

  2. Casey-- Welcome! Thanks for the great blog. I especially look forward to the Agent Spotlights. Congrats on the awards.

    Thanks for the support around my revising. I find it to be such a slow process. (Well worth it, in the end.)

    Good luck getting back on track. Sometimes it's good to have some reason to take a break. And then approach things with a fresh eye. I hope the rewrite starts going smoothly for you.