Monday, February 25, 2013

On We Go

Saturday, I edited that short story that some of my readers were kind enough to read, and I have to say their critique notes were quite valuable! Thank you :)

Yesterday, I sat at my computer and delved deeply into my protagonist's past and personality in preparation for today's revisions.  That's right, I started revising my book today!  I want this book ready to submit by September, but I'm going to push to get it into the RMFW annual contest.  If I remember correctly, that gives me until July 1, 2013.  Not much time, but it's a deadline, and I'm going to push really hard to see if I can reach it.

Obviously, quality is better than speed at this point, but I need to buckle down and get this project done.  My aim is to be a full time writer, and that means I need to be able to craft stories on a deadline.  I'm enjoying my time as a writer without deadlines, but I don't want to take too much time and get used to dilly-dallying on my way toward manuscript completion.

That's all I have for today.  Have a great week, and I'll hopefully see you Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck as you work on your revisions. You've certainly embraced the right mindset. Getting accustomed to deadlines now can prepare you for the less forgiving ones that can come with a book contract.