Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And Now For The Rest Of The Story

My post of yesterday was an attempt at humor in the face of a crushing realization. Like Jenny, I realized that my rewrite wasn't quite where I wanted it to be. As I told her, if she was depressed over not finishing in a week, I should be on the point of suicide. How long has this been going on? [And to make matters worse, that damn song is now stuck in my head.]

Anyway, yesterday afternoon was a bit of a rough one, until I hit the fuck it moment. Not as in throw in the towel and take up botany, but as in it's taken this long so why not take a little longer and really get it right. Once that sank in, lots of great ideas for improvement of said tome flooded in. Not sure I even got them all down, they were coming so fast. And ideas for other works in progress, henceforth referred to as WIP.

This shouldn't take months to fix. Weeks, maybe. Today is take a breather, make more plans for what to do and clean up Vesta for CWC next week. Then back at it tomorrow for the last 40 pages of MMG just like nothing happened. Saturday will start the new rewrites. So we're still looking at March for sending queries. Not bad.

Note to self: Don't ever title anything The Last Rewrite.

3 comments:

Ali said...

Breathers are good. As is the decision to dive back in :)

Fleur Bradley said...

Glad to hear you're chillin' a bit now. Rewrites take as long a they take. As long as you keep at it, eventually, you'll reach something of a finish line, right?
Right??
Can you tell I'm up to my neck in revisions too? :-)))

Debbie said...

Kinda weird that at least 4 of us are deep in the bowels of rewrite hell, isn't it?

Here's to all of us getting through the to other end.


(And, yes, I realize the image I conjured. It's apt, right now.)