Finished three, count ’em three! chapter ones this weekend. Mostly revising, some inventing, some chopping.
The trick is to keep your mind coordinated as to which one you’re working with.
We don’t want the middle grade genius boy getting the hots for the Jane Hathaway look-alike, nor do we want our fabulously chic screenwriter suddenly dressing in polyester! The men….well, one is impeccably dressed, one is wearing the worlds ugliest Hawaiian shirt, and one is 90 years old, so keeping them straight isn’t as hard. =)
Luckily, just as eating sorbet between main courses clears the palette, so does eating a Hershey’s in between each chapter clear the brain.
But mostly, it’s all about progress.
I received an email from an editor in the past week, she’d like to see the first three chapters of one of my works, AND A SYNOPSIS as well as a little tightening up in another piece as well as the ever elusive emotional conflict being upped.
I’ve gotten really good comments on my MG as well, both from a published author and an agent, so will be revising those chapters to try to bring a finish to that book.
And I still have a request for a full that I meant to have done in March. Oops. Well, it’s mostly forward progress.
Sound like I’m bragging? Well, maybe just a little.