Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday Meeting and Turning the Page
This week is a flip-over week. You know, a week where the month ends in the middle of the week, and I have to flip over my date book page halfway through. I'm a month-at-a-glance kinda gal. So, I always find these weeks disconcerting. Like I need to live simultaneously in two different weeks. I always lose track of something, and feel much better when I turn the page.
I'll feel relieved when I turn the page on this revision, too. I am nearing a major turning point in the novel (which happens 2/3rds into the novel), and very excited to get there. My revisions are running smoothly, and I don't have to force myself to unplug--I'm enjoying the unplugging (more on that on Wednesday, so please stop by!). I'm also able to get more things done in small bursts, which means that things are progressing faster.
Okay, my goals for the week: To finish this huge section of revisions. To get to the 2/3rds mark in the novel. Which is a very big deal. There were lots and lots of problems that I needed to iron out in the first 2/3rds, and to be almost to the end of that feels amazing. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to be completely polished up when done with this revision, but I will be so much closer. And, ready for another round of betas to give me feedback. Can you feel the excitement in the air? :)
I had an April first deadline to finish this round of revisions--to get to the actual end of the novel. I'm letting that go. But I'm not letting go of this momentum. I feel like I'm really narrowing in on the end of a major part of this revision--everything will be easier after this. I'm almost to the top of the hill! So, have a brownie, maybe grab some milk or coffee, and tell me. What are your goals for the week? How are you feeling with your writing? Are you climbing up hill or coasting down?