Monday, August 30, 2010


"And indeed if you think you're a genius at something, what you achieve is very much according to your expectations; if you think you're no good, you're not going to get anywhere." ---Diana Wynne Jones

Over the past month, my whole perspective of my novel has changed. I haven't even dented the rewrite, and decided to try a different approach of going through my notes and outlining. To be perfectly honest, I don't like outlines and never seem to stick to them. This time, it might be different. Until I start this rewrite, I don't think I will have any idea what is really going on.

I am feeling more confident even as I realize that this rewrite is becoming more and more intense with every passing day. I could give up, shelve it, and never look back. In my heart of hearts, I know that this story needs to just go through some changes. Some might be drastic, but that happens in life and wonderful things can come out of the woodwork (or, in this case, paperwork!).

This upcoming weekend is Labor Day. I am excited to have a three day weekend away from work. I promised myself that I would use one of those days, go to a tea shop or bookstore, and sit down to work on my writing. I am hoping to rewrite, again, the first chapter of KIN for an upcoming conference. My attendance all sits on a first chapter and synopsis that I willing to have critiqued. Goals are good to have, even when they have to change.

When I talk to people now, they are starting to realize how much work writing truly entails. As I talk to them, I remind myself that I am learning more and more every day. Learning brings such excitement to the world and I am so happy that I have found something that gives me such a great gift without even trying sometimes.


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