Monday, January 7, 2013

Trust The Gut

I've been working, honestly I have, but it is taking forever. The editing that is. The changes etc. that my editor suggested aren't many, but they affect the whole piece. It has to do with fleshing out the characters and the landscapes and such. 

Well, I've been at it for five days now and I've only got five pages edited!!!

Usually, I trust the Muse to help me, but what's helping this time - and I've used it before, but not this extensively, is my gut. As I'm reading, once I've made the changes, if it doesn't 'feel' right, then I'm stopping and figuring out what's wrong or right or whatever -- and then doing something about it. 

This is working. Very well. So I'm in the midst still of Chapter One - page five of nine. 

My daughter came over today and, very sternly, said I have to finish the editing and get the book published. Now. And that I must make sure it's made into a movie. Not too much pressure. ROTFL. She says there's just not enough female main characters running around out there and that my 'take' on a girl's life and sexuality is needed. Now.

Bless her heart. About time she came around to this conclusion. Her little one needs to have stuff like my book to read, says my daughter. 

I blush at her enthusiasm.

Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you've such an enthusiastic cheerleader. :-)