Thursday, February 15, 2007

Is There an Editor In the House?

I'm up to 8 pages. Unfortunately I don't like any of them. I did reread even through I promised I wouldn't. One minute I thought it wasn't so bad, and the next I was convinced I had lost any ability to write that I might have once possessed. No more going back. Promise. Even if my fingers are crossed.

I haven't found the right "voice" for the piece yet. It needs to be light and funny. I am not taking myself seriously with this manuscript. I think I need to spend a little more time getting into the head of my protag so forward progress might be temporarily halted.

I am getting into the swing of things though. Was irritated with hubby last night because he wanted me to hang around drinking V-day champagne and eating chocolates with him instead of hunkering down over the computer. And reading the book he got me. Ahem. Nearly 100 new ways to do something we've already been doing for quite awhile now.

Time out tonight for Grey's Anatomy (hey, it's part 2). Then fingers on the keyboard. I promise.


hesitant scribe said...

I know just how you feel! I'm up to 3,252 and ground to a halt - partly because of work, and partly because I read through it and wanted to start tinkering immediately. But the race is working, because I can't allow myself time to tinker till I reach the end. Eek! What a job that's going to be.

Also have abandoned husband and children at the moment so I can add feeling guilty to the list of things I have to do!

liz fenwick said...

Welcome to the racers. Its great because even thouguh I know I haven't a chance of winning I am pushing on to complete the first draft which I think will help the pace if nothing else! Mind you I have just had a week off so I have lots of catching up to do.