Decided that I’d finally get around to my novel rewrite this summer, there’s barely any time for breathing as it is right now.
Yeah, I finished the rough (first) draft, and I’m about to launch into the second run through of it, assuming I live past this next four weeks of exams and moving out.
But more news will be posted here and at my writing tumblr (http://what-do-timid-writers-need.tumblr.com), so stay tuned for the fun stuff. This is the novel that I did for NaNoWriMo 2012, but like I said, a rewrite is necessary here.
Rewrites might just become my friend this summer. *sigh*
Will post more novel details at a later date. Maybe tomorrow.
Cause for hiatus?
We all get slammed with it.
(that and I forgot my password to this site for the nth time)
Anyway, tomorrow I’m going to start writing the book that’s been sitting in my head and on my computer (in pieces). The sad thing is right now, I’m in the phase where I can’t type the story directly onto a computer because frankly, it comes out as crap. My rough draft is usually whatever I’ve written in the notebooks, and then my subsequent drafts are what come out on the computer. Another thing that drives me nuts is that it takes forever to type things out.
I once paid my dear friend Fyrepen $1 for each page she typed out. She didn’t mind. I did (and not because I was the one paying). Turns out I do editing when going from paper to computer.
But anyway, got one more thing to do for tomorrow. Almost done reading Phantom of the Opera (first time reading, 2nd time experiencing the story, listened to an audiobook version already), and I’ll give my thoughts on it when I’m finished. It’ll be interesting.
So I’m back. Was sick for a while, had to recover from that, and then catch up on the mountain of schoolwork. On top of that as well was the short story fiction that I’m working on right now as a part of classwork.
I’m waiting for next week however to really get down to business about it because that’s when I’ll have all the time in the world. But it really needs to be sorted out, especially after today’s (slightly, okay I lied it was very) embarrassing episode involving a lot of unbelievable information in the latest installment. So that all needs to be sorted out. And I need to get off my rear and edit some work from last December. There’s been some demands on the fanfiction spectrum that need to be met, and tomorrow is when that will be done. (It’s a response to a challenge from Tumblr, but I won’t talk about that much here)
So once school is done for now (and I’m packed to travel again, that’s going to take a while), maybe I can get something worthwhile out. We’ll see.
Short story here.
I was cleaning out my desktop folders and stumbled upon some old projects (think, ‘2009-2010 old’) that had been put aside. At the time I didn’t think I was going to return to them, but seeing an old potential NaNoWriMo project got me thinking about it again, and so I’m going to go back to those and start re-writing the first chapter (this will be the seventh attempt) in order to get to the rest of the story.
I had been hesitant about publishing the story on fictionpress.com, but I figured I’m not going to do anything else with it.
On a completely unrelated note, anyone familiar with Hetalia Axis Powers? Two of my characters from this revived project resemble Arthur Kirkland (Great Britain) and Alfred Jones (United States).
My characters were created back in 2009-2010. I just got into Hetalia over the summer.
The funny thing is that the one who resembles Alfred is American, but leans more toward his English roots. The one who resembles Arthur doesn’t acknowledge his roots, preferring a ‘quiet’ life in Washington D.C.
I’m not thinking too much into that one. It’ll make more sense once it’s up and going.
But this weekend, (after I get the editing done for class manuscript #3), I’m going to start writing the revived project. We’ll call that one ‘Revive’ (how original, I know) until I publish the first chapter to Fictionpress.
The Fictionpress account link will be available once I find out what the heck happened to the profile editing formats.
Ahh, classwork now.
Today I finally realized how much I underestimated the size of one of my current projects. There’s just so more to get into, which I know is a good thing. The only thing holding me back is my tendency to procrastinate. As in, saving the assignments until 8 pm Sunday night when it’s due in sixteen hours. And in there somewhere I have to remember to finish my other assignments.
Like I said, if I could just focus…
However, I am starting to look for a publisher that does novellas. I have one already that needs a few final edits, and I want to finish this current project so that I can publish the two in the same book. Any ideas or recommendations?
It’s too early (at least here anyway), for this short of a post. But it’s gotta be said.
I figured out why it’s hard to get pre-written chapters out onto the computer. It’s because I prefer hand-writing over typing. For obvious reasons, that is problematic.
Ah, buona notte.
Overslept this morning. Mostly because I’m getting sick (okay I lied: I’ve been sick for the last week and my body and brain can’t agree what to do, I keep going to bed really late and push myself too much during the day) and I need the sleep. Anyway, you’d think that a pick-me-up cup of coffee would do the trick, but it didn’t.
Mostly just made me too full for dinner.
Anyway, I’m going to finish this chapter of an unpublished work before getting back to starting another short story. That is my plan for today.