Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Chuggin along

Not much to say... Just chuggin along, revising my story. I *think* I solved some major plot problems with the help of one very loving and astute reader, my husband Brian. Hopefully my timeline of events makes more sense now.

I also read the story aloud, which helped me recognize some wording issues. I'm too tired now, but I need to edit out a bunch of times when characters smile during conversations, and when they stare at things. I have way too many of those. Then I'll do another read aloud and hopefully it'll be ready to send to my mentor. Best Blogger Tips

6 comments:

FatCharlatan said...

Hey, Bug...Congrats! You're almost done. And from the sound of it, you're making excellent progress.

I love this line: "I'm too tired now, but I need to edit out a bunch of times when characters smile during conversations, and when they stare at things. I have way too many of those."

I can SO relate. And I think that half the battle is recognizing stuff like that.

Keep writing! :)

January said...

Yes, but when do we get to read snippet? Hope you decide to post your story.

Bug said...

Thanks to both FC and Jan! That's a good--and scary--idea about posting part or all of the story. Hmmm... Something to think about. I guess it comes down to when am I ready to show my story to the world?

KF said...

Bravo on reading aloud - always extremely helpful. I find it helps me solve a slew of problems by hearing where I trip up aloud. Often what I say 'by mistake' when reading out loud ends up being the better way of saying it on paper.

TI said...

Sounds like you're about ready to go, Bug. I just got back from the road trip yesterday (decided to come back early because of the heat and my deadline!). Today is for putting final touches on the writing for my first submission. I'm nervous. I wrote most of it on the road, stealing time when I could. I am semi-happy with what I've written so far, but Vivian Gornick on memoir has really got me thinking abotu what my memoir is actually about. She says that good memoir is organized around one piece of self-awareness in the narrator. The trip was good but I'm glad to be home. TI

Bug said...

Thanks for your comments, TI and KF! T, I'm glad to hear you had a good trip. And I love what you learned from Vivian Gornick. I think that lesson applies to all books/stories, and it's one I have a hard time with! I'd love to hear more about your trip!

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