February 13, 2010

New Fire

Something is changing. I think I wrote (a while back) about how I can't seem to be a writer and a runner at the same time. I don't know why, but if I'm good at one, I lose interest in the other. So I'm either going to be a fat writer or ... a non-writer. Both of those options suck.

But I recently took on a new project. I never thought I'd be doing non-fiction, but ... I am. I'm working on an e-Book that's part of an established series. I have no experience with this sort of thing, so I have no idea what to expect. But it's getting me interested in looking over some of my past work. I really need to get editing again. I don't feel like I can move on or start a new project until I have at least one of my two manuscripts revised (or re-revised).

Anywho, I'm putting Shadow Bound through the ringer. Holly Lisle's How to Revise Your Novel. Yup. It's going to take forever. Yup. I'm going to want to kill myself. But it's better than the alternative.

**shudder**

I'll take deliriously sick of a manuscript over non-writer any day.

2 comments:

Kerryn Angell said...

I know exactly where you're at! You can only write so many first drafts before you just have to take the best one and revise and revise and revise until you've learnt so much that the next first draft can't possibly suck as much! Stick at it! I've been working on my WIP for 2 years but I know I've grown more as a writer over that time than if I had written a bunch of first drafts.

Emily C. said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one. Thanks for the encouragement. :)

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