So I spent the entire evening working on edits - finding the useless words, moving scenes, doing all the stuff that needs doing in order to make it a better story. It's a time travel romance - not something I normally do - but I had so much fun with it.
And I think that's what I need to do right now. Instead of killing myself writing new stuff, I'm going to haul out some of my older stuff and see what I can do to rewrite them. After all, the skeletons are there and they're fleshed out, I just need to put them through their exercises to make them lean, mean and presentable. I've got at least four I can work on and I'm sure there are more hiding in cubby holes somewhere.
I also signed up to go to the New Jersey conference in October. For those of you who haven't been there, it's second only to the RWA national. One of my writer friends is also going and we'll be rooming together. Since I want to meet with agents, I need to get some of my manuscripts polished so I can decide which one to pitch. That will be my goal for the summer. Polish and pitch. And this time, I'll know what I'm doing! :)
So look out NJ, here we come.
Birthdays: Blaise Pascal, Laura Hobson, Salman Rushdie, Tobias Wolff
Tips and Teasers: On June 19th, 1978, the comic strip “Garfield” first appeared. What kind of cartoon would you draw if you could? Would your main character be human or animal? Would it be a single strip or a continuing story?
Thought for the day: "It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man." - Francois Rabelais