Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Progress Update!

I'm happy to say that I've written over 4000 words and deleted many as well this week (yay!). It's been crazy, but since it's mostly re-writing and editing, I feel pretty dang good about it.

SHOUT OUT to Elana J and Christine F for their awesome Weeks-In-Writing! :D You guys make me look like a slacker! Good on ya!

Here are some of my favorite writer quotes to aid us in the upcoming week's work:

"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning and took out a comma. In the afternoon, I put it back in." --Oscar Wilde (My week in a nutshell!)

"The business of the poet and novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things, and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things."--Thomas Hardy

"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the public."--Winston Churchill

And lastly, because I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new book this week:

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."--C S Lewis

Happy Wednesday!

2 comments:

Sara Tribble said...

Good for you! I am in the same process and while I cut so much out I rewrite just as much if not more! I am only on Chapter 9 and around 40,000 words! I haven't even finished my book one transitions PLUS I still have another book to fit in! I want to stay under 100,000 because it's an adult fantasy, but fantasy's also have higher word counts so I dunno, we'll see!

I'm glad your enjoying it and your good at it! Some days are harder for me, but I push through doing at least one chapter a day! It's nice to look back and think-damn that sounds so much smoother! haha! Great update girl keep getting it done! It's gonna pay off!

Rebecca Knight said...

Thanks, Sara! I really appreciate the encouragement ;)!

Man, it sounds like you are tearing it UP over there with your WIPs--totally impressive! By the way, I think you can go as high as 120,000 with fantasy without blinking an eye, so no worries. Whenever I pick up a big, fatty fantasy novel I think "Mmm, Value."

(Does anyone else have "I like Big Books and I cannot lie" running through their head to the tune of "baby got back? Cause I do...)

Best of luck to you, too!