Friday, May 9, 2014

The Current Enterprise - Update

There are plotters...

There are discoverers...

And there are cuckoo-clocks.

I am all three.

{There are also jabberwocks, but that is a discussion for another time.}

I often start with an inkling of an idea... combine it with several others... throw out some of the characters... change the direction of the scene halfway through .. and {usually!} end up where I thought I was headed in the long run.

This leads to massive revisions at times to make everything fit just so.

I am on the brink of completing the first draft of my current enterprise. Lord willing and the crick don't rise, as my Latin teacher used to say, I will finish this draft by the end of next week if my coffee supply doesn't run dry. ;-)  Needless to say, I am VERY EXCITED to complete this first draft - the first draft always - always - always takes the longest for me to finish.

After that, I'll be taking two weeks to revise - revise - revise.

Then, my "beta readers" will take it over to critique it, make suggestions, and all that good stuff. :-)

Then we get another revise - revise - revise session to incorporate suggestions and to make corrections.

Then final readings and formatting to catch whatever slipped through the cracks in previous revision sessions.

Then it goes to my "street team" ... more on that another time. :-)

I can't wait to tell you about this story! :-) It's sat on my heart and boiled in my brain for years. But I want to finish the draft before letting the rabbit out of the hutch, so to speak. :-)



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