Thursday, July 16, 2009

Work In Progress Wednesday!



Okay, okay. You got me. It's Thursday :).

I got distracted yesterday by my shiny award and had to share the love, but now it's back to work!

I'm excited to say that I've made progress this past week (yaaay!) and not only edited about 200 pages of my 323 page novel, but actually wrote 700 new words to beef up my Big Ending Conflict! It is going to rock about five times as hard now, at least in theory. This excites me!

One of the issues I've been overcoming in my writing is that I have a gift for understatement. Well, newsflash, Me: It's actually a curse! I used to underact in high school play auditions, and now I actually give my reader too little to go on in places where they could really use some assistance.

(More? You want mooore? None for you, Oliver Twist! Oh... wait...yeah, you're right. Thanks, Oliver... Dammit.)

That's what I've been battling during this last final major edit/rewrite. I need more Oomph Factor in my climax, and to flesh out a couple of my Important Subplots. It's all coming together nicely now. I have hope.

Thank you to all of the wonderful people who read my book and helped me come to these conclusions :D. Abby, Tere, Steph, John, Husband, Mom--I love you guys!

How have your weeks been, my friends? Any good news to report?

Anything you need some support with?

I'd love to hear how you're doing!

7 comments:

Abby said...

Woo hoo for progress! You've been busy! I'm glad you're feeling better about your ending. :) Let me know if I can help.

Good news for me? I got a really cool award yesterday. :D Hee hee. Happy Wednesday, er, Thursday. I'm so confused. :S

Yunaleska said...

Great progress!

News....I'm halfway through this round of editing Termion! 14 chapters to go then I'll be loitering by my email, awaiting an email from my beloved Beta-Reader. Kinda exciting since I want to query this by the end of the year :)

Rebecca Knight said...

YAY! That's awesome progress, Yuna! ;D

Abby, you are too funny. Happy Wurdsday to you!

Rebecca Knight said...

testing, one, two

Rebecca Knight said...

Hmm, I think I may have just fixed my comments!

Lisa and Laura said...

Whoo hoo! I can finally comment again!

Nice progress this week! I'm glad that we've started our new project because now I can read these posts without feeling guilty about our lack of productivity.

Rebecca Knight said...

Yay!! I'm glad I For Reals fixed the comments this time. Not sure what happened there, but Sara Tribble was kind enough to help me out.

Thanks for the love, guys! I'm glad you can stop by, too!