Revisions, dreams, and potato chips
Finished editor revisions this weekend…YAY!!!! HAPPY DANCE! Well…maybe it’s too soon for the happy dance. I finished them, I sent them, with a note that I took out all 543 “glances” and 88 “eyerolls’. Ok, that’s an exaggeration, but truly, once I did a search on those, it was scary. Editor Extraordinaire (EE) thought so too, as she pointed out many of them (hence, my curiosity to search). But as I was saying, the revisions may be sent, but until EE does the sign of the cross on them, they aren’t final.
And I’m playing with a new character the last few days. From a distance…she hasn’t come to introduce herself yet…but I’m hopeful. Since what I was doing for book two tanked, I’m trying not to push this one. Trying to let it come to me with its magic and settle in all happy and content.
“Trying” being the key word there. Trying to let it come to me while actually saying “come on, already, don’t be so freakin’ poky!”
In the meantime, I had two dreams last night. One that I was driving a boat that became a roller coaster. The second was that I had a booksigning for THE REASON IS YOU and nobody showed up. Want to guess which one was more horrifying?
Yeah. Let’s all hold hands (or here, just hold mine) and think positive thoughts that that won’t happen.
Okay, now I have to go do the day job, so my family can keep eating me out of house and home in potato chips, and then the grocery store for more chips, and then I’ll have my bootcamp workout and laundry and dinner…and then maybe play with that character again. If she’ll quit being so elusive.
What are your plans today? Well, you can go over to Women Unplugged and read Christy’s take yesterday on dogs and their people. Too cute.
Posted on September 20, 2011, in Sharla Lovelace and tagged characters, dreams, editor, new writing, real life, revisions, romance, sharla lovelace, the reason is you, womens fiction. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.