Monday, March 28, 2011
I´m really happy today. Thanks to my followers;) I´ve never got 4 comments from different people on this blog here! Cool that you are interested in my posts;) Thanks! That´s so encouraging to know and go on with my revisions.
That was exactly what I needed to read today after a discussion with a friend. We talked about my never ending revision-processes. (Although never ending in terms of my assignment isn´t true. There I have a deadline; in terms of revising my novel-drafts it is true. ) He told me that I just need to stay focused and revise the whole thing. (I don´t want to get angry again about the term "thing"! He has never written more than some pages, so he has no idea about how hard it is to revise 100+ pages!!!!)
Ok, it´s true that I could finish my assignment´s revision in 2- 3 days but...
Here comes the big BUT-
life isn´t just sitting in a quiet room and have time for writing.
Who earns for living? Who goes shopping for lunch, dinner, breakfast and cooks? Who does the household? What about stuff like visiting doctors (my hobby-lol- since my fall a month ago)? What about the social life????
Questions after questions.
It isn´t easy for me to combine life and revisions. Maybe because I´m just finding out that revisions are much more than simply writing down thoughts or editing some grammar mistakes or sentences.
After having written my first draft one year ago, I had to fight with the same problems. And honestly, I haven´t found a solution for the "re-problem" yet.
Not just writing is a process- revising sometimes is a harder one at the moment.
But thanks to you, my followers and friends, I get enough encouragement to go on and not to give up on my revisions;))
Just want to advertise my friend´s blog and her way to the quarter-finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest- here: Eliza Ross
and if you live in the USA- some of you do- you can read excerpts of her novel and write a review.
It definitely is one of the best and touching YA historical fiction novels I´ve ever read.
Check it out here- and enjoy reading under - under the Young Adult Fiction category, Eliza Ross, "Sparks", #190 (on p. 7)!
Have a great day!