I declare myself done. I know the last scene is somewhere in my head. But right now I need to let this go and focus on what is ahead of me. maybe it’s a copout…not really wanting to “finish”, cuz that would mean being done with something…not wanting to write the last scene/get the last couple scenes in better shape. but i really have stuff i need to get done. so…
i did finish what i wanted to. pretty much.
so..! i am fairly amazed. thanks all for the encouragement. i couldn’t have done it without you! also there is something about writing down a goal that has power.
i’m not declaring myself done on the goal, but i am declaring myself..having done some work on it. 6 years ago
:-) i may be done!
i got done making most of the changes. I am just not sure about the ending yet…how i want to end it. i think i am going to send it off to my friends for them to read it and see what they think. just so i do it.
maybe i will go think about the ending now…see if i come up with it. but i think definitely by tonight or tomorrow morning i will declare myself done with draft 2.
I do want to get through another draft before I consider myself actually done…but i am pretty much done with what i said i would do. so that rocks!!
being creative does something amazing for me that nothing else does. writing does the same thing for me as my occasional bouts with art have. so, that is something i have learned from this experience. i really love this feeling of being part of a process and watching something come to fruition. i wonder if it’s like being a parent?
So…off to think about a last scene…or maybe to sleep on it. 6 years ago
woohoo! i read through and marked up for the final edit. now i just need to type in/make those changes. woohoo! i say it Again, yea indeed. woohoo!!!
then my readers shall read, indeed they shall. i shall overcome them with my story – i hope they will be merciful!
it has gotten shorter…but i will be adding some stuff at the end.i think i chopped off 4000 words or something. tightened up a lot! i am pretty sure.
i feel good…accomplished…i am a writer, and it means something. i am even a writer who does some editing/rewriting now! who knows where this could lead! B-o at least to the knowledge that I can.
rock on. i say to myself. and to all! (and to all a good night.) 6 years ago
mm, can’t print it out today. so hopefully tomorrow I will. then i can do my final edit and hopefully finish before i leave town so to speak.
then send it out to some buddies!!
edit: just printed. so will be able to start. yay! 6 years ago
actually i am declaring myself done with step 2. if there is anything else i need to catch i will watch for it in step three…when i am more awake.
so time to let this go for tonight. 6 years ago
I am almost done with step 2 – the rewrite part. I have gotten through everything…but I made a few notes of things I want to go back and change. Then comes the last edit. I may finish with everything tonight…I want to. It still hasn’t hit me that I’m almost done! I can’t let myself get too excited! haha.
but i am happy with a lot of the changes and developments that have happened.
i’m looking forward to hearing the suggestions of others. 6 years ago
i got up through page 112 of rewrite last night.
woot, i may end up finishing after all!! 6 years ago
got up to page 88 last night.
the thing is 138 pages long.
I dunno about this!!!
50 more pages!!!
i shoulda started earlier if I actually wanted to do it. 6 years ago
of three phases..
3. rereadthru/final edit
i am in the middle of #2. Somehow today I got thru page 67 which is almost halfway. which is really funny. cuz I was at page 30 this morning. but i just sat there. woohoo! so who knows…God knows…i could still finish this before i have to leave on my journey. :-) it would be nice, but not necessary.
and i realize that there is something that is necessary. it is fun to dream about having it published…there is motivation in that…but there is something more to it. it has to be about LOVE! i have to do this cuz i love it and not cuz i want to make somebody else happy or get rich. that just puts stress on it and makes me FEAR. No Fear. this is LOVE!!! if it isn’t about that it’s not about anything. i love the characters. i love the story. i want to make it better and craft it into something that will make someone else think or touch their heart.
what a blessed day. and wordperfect is no longer fritzed. 6 years ago
ugh the progress is going slow. wordperfect is on the fritz today. and i haven’t kept up with my goal. i must at least try!!! but i sat at the computer for 3 hours amd maybe got 3 pages along…sigh.
time to do something radical, like use caffiene! aahhhhhhh! no! must resist. 6 years ago
current goal: Jan 10 or so.
I have read the thing and marked the changes, now beginning the rewrite. 2nd phase. 3rd phase will be re-reading/editing again. we’ll see if i get there.
i realize this is more about fun for me than actually finishing before a certain point.
i dunno. the actual rewriting part is WORK!!! Takes a lot of brain power but it seems fun. 6 years ago