>I’m learning that I don’t do too well with breaks from my manuscript. I need to stick with it regardless of what’s going on in my life and that’s tough to do sometimes. When I can’t keep going with it, I guess I need to devise a method of getting back into the groove.
As you know (if you’ve been reading my blog), we’ve had a bit of company coming and going over the last 3 weeks and have enjoyed them all. But as a result, I haven’t done much in the way of writing. The RWA National convention is in 4 weeks, and I need to have my revised draft finished by then, or close to it. That requires some really intense writing days.
Yesterday I read through my Synopsis and worked on my scene by scene outline. I ended up with 41 scenes, and it helped me to see the story more clearly all the way through. I still need to check the outline for subplots braided into the plot, but overall I think the book is much stronger.
Today the plan was for DH and I to work in the yard–weeding, mowing, spraying, etc. But a long, soaking, and much needed rain came last night and changed our plans. As a result of yesterday’s outlining, the story was fresh in my mind this morning, and I tackled it as soon as I got out of bed. Literally.
Even with a break to watch a movie with DH, I’ve managed 8 pages today and may end up with more. That’s big for me because I tend to write the bulk of my draft with layers the first time around. I need make significant progress over the next few weeks, so I’ve decided to finally keep up with it in my sidebar. The Reluctant Groom’s new working title is A Suitable Wife. Check the sidebar for updates over the next few weeks.
Sorry to post and run, but I gotta get back to it. Later!
P.S. The movie we watched was GLORY ROAD. Has anyone seen it? I thought it was great, but then basketball is one of the few sports I can follow. LOL