In which I am (still) rewriting.

I gave myself three weeks for the Big Rewrite and the deadline is Wednesday. How am I doing?

Not bad.

I’ve definitely been working hard. My procrastination levels have been at an all-time low and that feels wonderful. I’ve been immersed in the world of the book, falling back in love with it, and waking up in the middle of the night with the characters yammering away demanding my attention. Also wonderful.

On the flipside, I’m no longer capable of speaking in complete sentences and my usually messy house is bordering on insanitary. The kids have got used to my glazed expression when they’re trying to talk to me and my friends probably all think I’ve died.

Also, I just read this post by Australian novelist Nathan Farrugia. It’s all about the next stage in the editing process – the stuff that comes after a book is accepted by a publisher and another round of rewrites/line-edits begins.*
If you want me, I’ll be in the corner chewing rabidly on some post-it notes.
* Is it wrong that the phrase ‘line-editing’ gives me a fluttery stomach?
[Image from The Huffington Post]

2 thoughts on “In which I am (still) rewriting.

  • 13th February 2012 at 12:28 pm
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    Scary. Very scary. Glad that the work rate and enthusiasm levels are high, though. Well done, you!

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