Well another week in the bag. I can’t tell if these blog posts are making time move faster or slower. All I know for sure is when Sunday rolls around and I look back at my week I can’t help but shake my head and wonder where did that time go?
It was a somewhat productive week. Finished edits on an old novel and got 12 thousand words into a new one. I really need to focus on editing all my old manuscripts but I just feel so static when I’m not working on something new. It seems like I am more efficient when I set a daily hard-line goal on new content and a soft goal on editing. That’s how it worked this past week; 2,000 words a day (one day off) for the new book, and 30-40 pages of edits in one sitting, which could take forever.
There is nothing better, while editing, than coming across a scene that can stay intact or be scrapped completely. The most nitpicky work comes when the scene is necessary but has a lot of issues.
Anyway, just because I finished editing doesn’t mean I should solely focus on this new manuscript. I think I need to keep this process alive, pick one of the 9 manuscripts in my queue and get to editing. It’ll probably be Something About Maud because I already started the edits on that book.
I really need to do that book justice since one of the big supporting characters (Maud) is paying homage to one of my favorite movie characters of all time: Maude from Harold and Maude. It is a completely different plot from Harold and Maude but deals with similar themes; my main character Jessica is young, alone in the world, and in need of guidance by someone with worldly experience to help her move past the demons surrounding her life and take the next step forward her journey of self discovery.
Well that’s pretty much all I got. I suppose I could think of more to say but what’s the point? I’m hoping to entertain people not make them read dribble for the sake of a word count. Anyway I hope everyone has a great week and I’ll see you again next Sunday.
PS apparently coffee causes cancer again. When are they going to make up their minds on the beverage? Not even three months ago scientists were saying it may be linked to reducing your risk of cancer. Are they only interviewing people who smoke while they drink coffee?