Friday, April 15, 2011

The Second Draft

Like always, I've been distracted by the wonders of real life concerns. Not that I've really had a lot of them, but I do have them. Lately, I picked up the first draft of my 2009 NaNo Novel. At one point I had started to edit it, then I stopped. It was time to start again. I had the urge.

I've already re-written the majority of the first chapter and made minor adjustments to the next few. As of this moment I am in the middle of touching up chapter 5. It's one of the chapters that turned out almost exactly how I wanted it.

Even though I wrote this novel well over a year ago, I still know it fairly well without the need to re-read. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I actually have a really good memory for these sorts of things.

Within two chapters time, I know I need to start weaving in a subplot that becomes much more substantial than I had thought it would when I had originally written it. I'm kind of excited about this second draft.

Once it's done, I'll be re-reading it and making notes of any more changes that are required. I think after that, then I will be looking to my friends for the small favour of honest feedback.

When I first wrote it, I felt as though this was something I could possibly publish and I feel that way even more now. We'll see when I get the feedback. If I can find people willing to give critical feedback.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

And the silence was deafening...

I wanted so much to blog for the last few weeks, but I was just stuck. I couldn't seem to write anything. Not even a blog post. I tried a few times, I really did, but I got nothing. In fact, I still have nothing. I'm not even sure why I'm posting.

Maybe I just wanted to say hello.

I got my ukulele and it's harder than I thought, but I'm working on it. Work is great, personal life is...well personal. I almost feel like I have a social life. Date on Friday night and West Edmonton Mall on Saturday. If things go well, I get my toe shoes (Vibram Five Fingers).

It's finally starting to defrost in the great white north. I'm thinking it only started to warm up when the hot air from the election campaign! lol.

It's late and I should go to bed so I can try to get up early and get some exercise in the morning. Still, a part of me just wants to stay up forever, but work is so slow with spring breakup that I'd end up drooling on my keyboard if I didn't get enough sleep.

So, the silence is now broken. Let's hope I can figure out this writing thing again soon.