Sunday, October 29, 2006

We Obviously Need to Eat More Apples!

Tomorrow will be the third time in ten days that I've had to visit the pediatrician's office. That's right, the torch has been passed. My older son is now ill and the little one is better. And yet they seem to have very different symptoms. O.S. started with wheezing and has been coughing all week; now he has some sort of eye infection. L.O. had high fever and an upper respiratory infection-he's still on antibiotics. So tomorrow we shall start anew...

No significant writing has been done recently--I did some on Friday, but then spent the weekend trying to finish The Princess Bride since it's reserved at the library and due tomorrow. I finished the basic story, but have not yet read the 'added features': Buttercup's Baby, Fezzik's Death, etc. I liked it. I'm not too sure about all the author asides, particularly all the mentions of 'this was before so and so occurred'--that was a trifle overdone. But there were so many good lines, so much fabulous narrative and lyrical description. I'm glad to have read it.

Up next...I have nothing available at the library right now (which is what usually keeps me on my toes), and I figure my tottering TBR stack can wait a bit, so I'm thinking to read a book of Regency etiquette published in that era: The Mirror of Graces by A Lady of Distinction. And I just ordered my copy of Goal, Motivation & Conflict by Deb Dixon, so when that comes in, I'll want to get busy reading it...

I'm a little worried about starting my revisions because I want to make this the truly definitive set. I want to decide everything about the story now--any side plots, any quirks in character, all that so I don't have to go back for major changes later. But I'm supposed to start Candace Haven's next class: Revision Hell and How To Get Through It on Wednesday. I don't know if I'm ready yet... But time is getting away from me...I'd wanted to finish this book by the end of the year!!!
Must work harder....

4 comments:

Karitown said...

I hear that. Must work harder. I keep telling myself the same thing. Only half a chapter to go and yet I can't seem to get it done. Ugh.

Sara Hantz said...

Good luck with the revisions. And you are allowed to cut yourself some slack - two children being sick is hard enough any day of the week, without imposing writing deadlines on yourself.

Trish Ryan said...

You can do it! I'm believing that I'll finish my WIP by the end of December, which means that my prayers contain multiple requests for good health, quiet phone lines, and no family crises :)

Julie S said...

Good luck with the revisions! I've always wanted to read Deb Dixon's book. I know people who swear by it.