Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday's Writing Update: The Drag of Rewrites

Happy Wednesday!

Not much has been going on this week for me, it seems. I've been stuck in rewrites. I wonder why it's easier to write something new than to rewrite something. I also keep going back and forth between I love you and hate you when it comes to Virtuoso. At the moment, I'm in love with the story again and rewrites are getting better and easier. I'm still behind schedule, but I hope to finish chapter fifteen today.

Besides rewrites, I've been editing an assignment for the small publisher I work for. It's a pretty good story, but I went through a week where I just couldn't seem to focus my mind on editing. I do hope to finish the assignment in the next couple days.

I hope to jump into the WriteonCon forums and such today. I didn't get a chance to look at anything yesterday. Are you attending it? How's it going? Learned anything yet?

Oh, I revamped my website again. Let me know what you think. I'm going to work on the blog layout soon.

And, if you are following me and I'm not following you, let me know. I like to follow, but sometimes I can't find your blog when I click on your picture or blogger decides not to show who is following me. I may not comment as much as I should--I really need to get better about that--but I do always read. 


Christine Rains said...

I'm having the same fun with my revisions too. I like the new site, particularly the colors. I haven't been doing much else other than trying not to get lost in my back pain. Even the meds aren't helping!

Angela said...

I'm glad you're having fun with revisions. WriteOnCon is awesome and I've been horrible about attending this year.

Now that my kids are home from school and old enough to hog the computer during the day, staying hours on the computer is really hard to do.

Aubrie said...

I know what you mean about the love/hate relationship. Happens to me a lot. "This is the best!" "This totally sucks!"

Funny how that happens.

Well, I know Virtuoso is excellent, so don't listen to the little devil on your right shoulder!

C D Meetens said...

I'm trying to get motivated with rewrites at the moment, but I'm stuck at the beginning (I've rewritten it about five times!), so I know what you mean. Glad rewrites seems to be going a little better for you.

Re: the site design, is it OK if I miss the bookworm? Besides that, purple's my favourite colour, so I think it looks great!

Cherie Reich said...

C.D. - It's okay to miss the bookworm. I really like the look and feel for the new design, but I do miss the bookworm too. Maybe I'll add a picture of it on the side. :) Purple's my favorite color too!

Nicole Pyles said...

I know what you mean about revisions! Ugh. It's such a painful slow process for me sometimes, especially when it's the firs revision. After that, it's just a point of when will I let go? For me, though, the toughest part of writing is getting myself started. Once I have started, I am very good, especially if I know where I want to take the story.

Good luck to you!!