Hi there. It’s Wednesday, which for me means my last day commuting to my office for the week. The trip is fifty miles — one way — so it’s a major blessing that I’m able to work from home two of my workdays. But by Wednesday night, I’m whipped. That’s why I usually avoid my ROW80 updates in the middle of the week…I just can’t take trying to dig in and be creative, even for a blog post. This round I’ll try to be better about at least making it around to others’ blogs in the middle of the week; even that feels draining sometimes on a Wednesday. By the time the kids are in bed, I could stare at the wall for an hour and go to bed myself. lol
We’re only a couple of days in, but I have found time to start organizing my thoughts about the revisions my novel needs. This week, I’m answering a lot of my own questions about what the book needs to add life and depth to its pages. Next week, I’m taking it back to outline, justifying each and every scene, and then brainstorming scenes to fill any gaps I see. I know there are many. It feels like a grand adventure to pull the story apart like this, and I know it will make the book much stronger. I’m hoping my brain proves it’s been chugging along on how to pull the pieces back together — come on brain!
I hope all you ROWers have had a productive start to round 2! And any other writers out there, let me know what you’re up to on your projects. Can you freaking believe it’s spring already?