I’m going to be somewhat busy this month as I attempt to prepare a 100,000+ word novel for editing. I thought at one time that I was done, but I’m now aware of plot issues that I can’t just let go. Why pay someone to tell me what I already know, right? So back in I go, no doubt bashing my head into the desk at regular intervals, as soon as the kids are back in school next week. The good news is that I’m having a good time reading it over, in spite of the fact that I should be sick of it by now. So hooray for that!
I’ll be doing a big post on things I’ve learned from this process some time in the near future. SO MUCH LEARNING I AM DOING, and it’s only beginning. The next few months should be quite intense.
I’m not complaining about the work. It’s a puzzle, but the answer is there. I just need to find it. And I did sign up for this, after all. But it’s going to be busy, and I’m on my first real deadline since I started taking my writing seriously. So what I’m saying is that I might not be around a lot between now and mid-February, as this has to take precedence over blogging. I’ll try to be here for WIPpet Wednesdays, and I should be around to read blogs and like/comment when I can. There will likely be a few spontaneous posts. I just can’t stay away, and I wouldn’t want you all to forget me completely. *sob*
January 2nd, 2014 at 9:30 pm
Your writing career should always come first. The blog is a little important, but not if it takes away from the writing. So go for it! I took a little break and it really helped me out. 🙂
January 2nd, 2014 at 9:32 pm
Oh, that reminds me– I DO have some new Engrish to post for you.
January 2nd, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Whaaaaaaat?! That’s the best way to start off a new year!
January 2nd, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Right?! I’ll get that up soon. 🙂
January 3rd, 2014 at 1:20 pm
January 2nd, 2014 at 10:03 pm
January 2nd, 2014 at 10:38 pm
Writing career breaks…we all need them 🙂 We will miss you!
January 3rd, 2014 at 8:53 am
I find it amazing that I can read my book over and over and over and still like it. That was the best part of editing. I honestly thought, Oh! If I have to go through this one more time I’m going to end up hating it!! I never did. That’s a good sign. 🙂 Exciting stuff ahead. Sic ’em!!
January 6th, 2014 at 1:19 pm
Kate, I hear you. You have a lot on your plate, so do what you have to do. Most of the people I know who blog and write novels have let their blogs go for a bit to keep working on their novels. (Love the song from Hitchhiker’s Guide. :-D)