First of all, happy Lammas to all! This is personally one of my favorite holidays, and I plan on celebrating in style. Also the new moon is great news for my writing. New moon and a holiday? I shall be in a writing flurry for the rest of the day I’m sure, talk about an energy peak.
Now for a novel update, I worked on editing a few more chapters and I think I’m losing steam. I am editing, but finding that I’m not changing too much. Whereas in the beginning I was adding about three times more stuff to it than I was taking out, I am not finding too much to add or subtract anymore. I don’t know if that’s just a lack of focus or just that there isn’t too much editing to be done on this bit. But regardless my beta *waves* has been indispensable for this editing. Although he seems to think its all perfect, which I know isn’t true…but he humors my ego anyway. At this rate I will be done editing this first time long before November when Nano rolls around. And I have a pretty good idea what I want to base my novel this year on, we’ll have to see I could come up with something better later on.
This weekend I need to start working on my next writing assignment for my class. Its interesting as I’m supposed to write the beginning only of a short story and give a synopsis of the whole thing. That is difficult as I usually don’t write sequentially that way. Usually I will write whatever scene strikes my fancy, then move on to the next scene I like…and so on. Then I will string them all together during editing. I can’t really do that this time, as I have to have the beginning. We’ll see how it goes.
And now, for some shameless self promotion before I wrap it up for the day. I’ve written a few more Helium articles, so links will abound!
Should couples live together before marriage? http://www.helium.com/items/1131438-cohabitation-marriage
Is racism learned or taught? http://www.helium.com/items/1132911-racism-learned-racism
Do you believe in love at first sight? http://www.helium.com/items/1134027-love-at-first-sight-lust-dating
I love writing the debatable topics. I am overly opinionated so I love being able to choose a side to debate. I wish you all a happy Lammas today, and a happy Friday…hooray for the weekend! ~Stef