lovingeveryminute ...is reclaiming my writing nest!
Yes, and it did take quite a bit of work. The book is really only about 11 pages longer now, though.
I had finished chapter 3 a few months ago. It was about twice as long as I wanted it, but I didn’t want to get rid of any of it. I realized I would have to do some chapter revising at some point. Well, apparently that point came during my holiday in Utah. I would get up an hour or two before everyone else and go downstairs in the cool quiet where I could study and write.
I ended up chopping Chapter 3 in about half and coming up with a fabulous title for my new Chapter 4. Now, however, I need to think of a different title for Chapter 3 because one of the words overlaps and I can’t have that. I am on to something, but I just haven’t been able to pull it all the way out of my brain yet.
During all of this, eleven handwritten pages poured into my notebook (I didn’t have my computer with me—it was vacation).
Chapter 5 is now where I thought Chapter 4 would be and i am very excited about it. I read some of it to a trusted colleague the other day and she thought it was “beautifully written.”
I’ll take that compliment and use it to reinforce the good things about my writing and develop my pitfalls into strengths. :)
. . . woo hoo! i’m on chapter five!