Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I'm taking a holiday from blogging...
Okay...apparently, that's what I should have written sometime around say...Thanksgiving. My blogging has become more than sparse over the past SEVERAL weeks. A measly promise of prizes and a repeat of a blog posted elsewhere is all I have offered. I think my brain was on holiday as well, but with the return of order and civility around here and the expectation of a new year and decade (NO PRESSURE THERE!), I'm baaaaaack!
I'm also very hopeful that I might actually finish my novel. Seriously. Not that I have worked on it since Thanksgiving, mind you (get that crazy thought out of your pointy little head), but sometime in the netherworld of last November I did begin a summary of the rough drafty drivel I'm calling a novel. I know. A summary. That's so 10th Grade English Class-y of me. I actually printed off a copy of my entire manuscript. Doesn't that sound so writerly, so authorly? I have a manuscript! Ahhhh! On the first page I wrote in big letters: NOT FINAL DRAFT! Lest anyone happen upon it and read it and think that I am so insanely delusional that I think these words as written are publish-worthy.
Anyway, my goal is to finish the summary which promises to reveal all the gaping gaps I need to fill. I will reread the manuscript (Oh, I love that word) which will further reveal such things as all the "be" verbs I need to exchange for action verbs, the dangling participles I'll need to undangle, and the words like "undangle" that probably aren't really even words that will need to be cut. Have you ever heard anyone say, "Can you please undangle that string you're hanging over the cat's face"? Hmmm...
Well, I'll get to work on that whole summary and finishing thing and you quietly amuse yourselves till that grand day of being done arrives. You'll be the first to know.
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