Saturday, August 16, 2008

8th Finished, Revisions and Busyness

So much has been going on since I last posted and I had almost forgotten to update.

I finished #8 on the 1st of just 2 weeks and 3 days time. After that we had to start getting the kids prepared for school. Orientation and Open House, papers to fill out and even us parents got a crash course in the way things are done at the school.

The first day was August 6th, so we've made it through the first week and a half of school and so far so good, the kids are doing good. My daughter started kindergarten, so it was bittersweet to put her on the bus that first day. She had always been home with me all day, so it was a change for the both of us...a milestone. I cried the first day, but I've done good every day since.

She had a rough ride home on the bus the first day because it was extremely hot and she almost got sick, but the weather has cooled off some since then, so she's had good days since then. She's loving school, but coming home and letting all her pent up behavior and talkativeness out on us until bedtime. LOL It's still great to see her so excited about it and enjoying herself, though she comes home clingy and missing me.

My stepson is doing pretty well in the 4th grade, in a different school, but he's enjoying it, too and comes home happy and chatty as well. Hard to hear them both jabbering away though, talking over each other to tell me about all the cool and exciting things they've done.

The time sure has flown by since my stepson was starting kindergarten and my girl was just a little infant. Where does it all go?

In the meantime, I've been concentrating on revisions on my novels. I've done a first run through the four book series, checking mostly for grammar and typos and such. Right now I'm working on one of my other ones. I've noticed major mistakes in this one as compared to the four book series I wrote this year.

I have a feeling I've grown some in my writing style and voice with the last four...the first four will be the boogers when it comes to editing, as I've already discovered. The one I'm working on right now is in a lot worse shape grammar and typo-wise. I'm digging in deep to fix sentences and punctuation and sentences that just don't really make a lot of sense now that I read through them again.

Tightening them up and making headway into polishing it. Revisions are a real pain- in the back. When I'm writing a novel, I don't suffer nearly as much- but doing these revisions, scrolling and changing this and that builds tension in my shoulders and elbows. Not sure what the difference is there, but I'm thinking it's because when I'm writing, my fingers are simply flying over the I've slowed down and reading and my fingers aren't doing the brain is, and therefore, in a way, the rest of my body...LOL

But, I'm working through it...working on it mostly during the day while I have silence in the house while hubby's at work and the kids are at school and resting in the evenings after supper.

I can feel myself moving closer and closer to completed, polished novels and the impeding task of writing query letters, synopsis and sticking my foot in the waters.

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend. I'm off to work on revisions. Have a great one~

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