Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Meeting

This Monday Meeting has been brought to you by the letter T.

Why, do you ask? Well, I'm getting to that (although, if you watched the T video all the way through, you might already know, and no, it's not the green tea).

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind. I tried out a new writing schedule, and it threw me for a loop. It'll take me a few more days, and some more help from my support "T" to adjust to the sound of my alarm clock beeping way too early in the morning. I am not a morning person.

And, you might ask, how am I able to achieve this miracle against my natural circadian rhythms? This miracle (and any of you who have actually witnessed me in the wee morning hours, will recognize that the term 'miracle' is not an exaggeration) has been made possible by the support of Tina Laurel Lee, a superwoman who is evidently up to accomplishing the feat of getting my lazy bones out of bed. Really, I think that there is nothing that this woman can't do. Thanks Tina!

And, for perfect symmetry, this week's Friday Feature interview guest is none other than...Tina Laurel Lee! Make sure to stop by and ask her ANYTHING.

And, Tina has even offered to read a few chapters of my revision this week. Tina Laurel Lee, everybody, with a hat trick! What? Did you think I would link to a sports clip?

My goals for this week?
I hope to finish the three sections that I had to completely re-write, and switch to revising the POV of my other main character. I hope to be done with her re-writes this week, so that next week I can attack the last third of my book, where things start to get crazy!

Oh, and check out the new Bling on my blog! Casey McCormick at Literary Rambles gave me THE SILVER LINING AWARD! Thanks, Casey! I love it! Now, I have to give some thought to who I'm going to award it to!

So, my revisions are buzzing right along. How are things going for you? What are your goals this week?

26 comments:

  1. Hey!!! Right back at you. Everybody should be so lucky as to have a revision partner such as you. How did I score? In any case our books seem to be in the perfect spot to be doing this for each other. And I look forward to more mornings to come and words a plenty!!!

    Thanks to you, Heather.

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  2. Tina--Thanks again. It's been wonderful. And, that's a fab Tam o' Shanter that you're sporting in the video.

    Words a plenty is a lofty goal! Let's get there.

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  3. I've gotten over some humps in my narration and logic of my story. I'm heading into the homestretch. Unless I encounter any more bumps, which is highly likely. :) Laura

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  4. Laura--Humps are great to get over. (And hopefully, sliding down the other side of the hump gives you the momentum to get over the next one, like moguls in skiing.)

    Congrats on heading into the homestretch! It's great to see the finish line. Good luck this week in your writing life!

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  5. You're a link fiend! Great post, thanks for giving us newbies something to aspire to.

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  6. I'll be wrestling with my NaNo book this week. My writing group gave me some great feedback, so now I have to figure out how to make the changes they suggested without messing up the things that are actually working. Oh fun.
    Good luck with your revisions!

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  7. Good luck with your revisions. I feel like I'm thisclose to being done. And then, of course, I'll send it through my shredders (betas), cry and start all over.

    Then maybe I'll be done? Maybe.

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  8. Jon--I did go a bit link crazy. I was just in that kind of a mood today. I've been watching the T video and chuckling to myself--what is up with my sense of humor? Congrats on the following at your site. Isn't blogging fun?

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  9. Elana--sometimes it feels like the revisions will just never end. But then I look back and see what my story was like in the beginning. It's traveled miles! I have to believe that every time we start over, we get closer to being done. Good luck in your writing this week.

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  10. Anna--Good luck with the revisions. It's always great to get useful feedback on a project. And it's useful to know what's working. Good luck with that balancing act of changing without messing with the good stuff! I hope you have a productive week.

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  11. Good luck with your revisions and your new plan. It's great that you're revisions are buzzing along.

    My plan is to rewrite at least a chapter a day. I'm putting lots of time in and things are moving slowly but they are moving. I'm travelling to Indiana on Thursday for a ten day visit w/my parents. I'm hoping to keep the chapter a day cycle going there. That will be my biggest challenge.

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  12. This week? Hm. I think it's a writing week for me. Or weekend actually. Have to get some more done on the WIP. And I'd like to give my "finished" ms another read through now that some time has passed since that major edit. I think it's fine, but I can always find more to fix. Always. And that's part of why I need to put things down sometimes.

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  13. I liked Tina's tube top, myself. My preschooler wanted to watch that video a few times. IT was Terrific!
    I used to not be a morning person, but kids changed all that. I have no choice. I can't write in the morning though. I do my mundane chores in the morning. (well I guess throughout the day...)
    Good luck with your goals!
    I'm still working on the ole query, synopsis and agent research!

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  14. Ok, I have to admit I did not watch the t video all the way through til now, because Kelly liked the tube top. And I never got to Tina the t, despite your advice to watch till the end (I hope this isn't telling of how I take manuscript feedback. I better work on it. It was 6 in the morning, though. Goodness.) I really liked the tube top too and now I'm even more honored by the namesake. And that T looked fine in it. But you could not catch me wearing a tube top these days but that Tam O Shanter. I could use that today! Thanks for the links. There was so much magic in them.

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  15. Paul--I am in awe of your goal as it is--and then to throw in traveling and writing in a place that is not home--that's ambitious! Good luck!

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  16. Sarah--I agree, I can always find things to change. At some point, you have to reach the end! Congrats on GETTING THERE! Good luck on your writing for your current WIP. You always have something chugging along!

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  17. Kelly--I agree, I love the tube top too. It's all around good stuff. I never thought that I could write in the morning, but I have been desperate, and too tired to focus in the evening after the kids were in bed. And, I'm surprised that it's working out for me.

    I hope things are great in agent land. I'm crossing my fingers for many full requests.

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  18. Tina--I'm glad you watched the video all the way through--I wish that Tina the T arrived on the scene a bit earlier. With her Tube Top and Tam o' Shanter. Okay--I'm laughing again now. I don't know why I find that so hilarious.

    I'm glad you liked the links!

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  19. Hey, the bling looks GREAT with your blog colors. Keep on attacking those revisions!

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  20. I have had so much other writing to do (applying to grad school and also trying to get Oldest Daughter into a hoity-toity prep school) that I've had no time for my freakin book. Maybe I should get Tina on the case.

    Anyway, good luck to you reaching your goals.

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  21. Thanks again, Casey. And, those revisions are gonna know who's boss!

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  22. Anita--Tina's like a pitbull--she just never let's up :-)

    And--sometimes you need to take a bye week for the team. You'll have fresh eyes when you come back to it. Good luck with all the school stuff. Very exciting.

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  23. Anita- Like Heather says, I'm really tough. I got ways. Just give me the word and I'll be on your case! (or is that the case)

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  24. I haven't even started with you, Jonathon. So no cracks about Goldie Hawn, Okay? (Am I right about that reference?)

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