Saturday, June 14, 2008

And The Difference Of A Day

Last night, after my post about editing troubles, I really made good headway. Did you ever encounter that? Speaking to someone of your issue, or getting it all out on the table for feedback, only to come to terms with it yourself? It happens to me all the time...

Anyway, something in my mind opened up, allowing the solution to my written problem to flow out, and I worked well into the night. Around teeter-tottering thoughts - it's late, go to bed ... no, no. not until you've finished this chapter - I forged ahead, in the end pleased with my progress.

This morning my mind is still in that place; that creative, productive place. Scenes are playing out better than before, words are coming together in ways I'd never thought. And the self-discipline needed to keep at it feels strong.

I've got to keep working toward my goal, which has, thus far, just been that I wanted to complete my edits and be able to seek representation sometime over the summer. But I want to clarify it a bit. I'd like to shoot for completion of my revisions by the end of June. And if I stay focused, I can do it. Then I'll print the entire manuscript out and attack it with a pen. If all goes well, I'll pursue that which comes next.

I know I always ask, but wish me luck?

6 comments:

Melanie Avila said...

Yay! Good luck!

It must feel wonderful to be close enough to even SET that kind of goal. You're almost there!

(there being the NEXT step on your way to publication.)

WendyCinNYC said...

That's great! Keep up the good work.

Also, if you are querying agents in NY and it's late in the summer, you might want to think about waiting until September. Just about everything slows to a crawl here in August.

Janna Qualman said...

Melanie, it does feel great! And thanks for the support.

Wendy - thanks for the heads up! I really appreciate it. :)

Janet said...

I'll wish you luck, even if I'm jealous.

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, Janet!

Of course, that leads me to ask, how goes your own editing?

Janet said...

Finally back on track, after exhaustion, a wedding, a bad back, and a funeral gave up throwing roadblocks. :o)