So, it’s time to get–and ACT–organized!
My week for having my own 25 opening pages critted is the 29th, which is good. I’ve been mulling over the novel and the crits I’ve received for a couple months now and have seen a number of ways to make things tighter. Including the first scene. I wrote about 600 words on Friday and threw them away on Monday, replacing them with about 1100 new words. They still looked good to me today (grin) so I added to them.
Tossing the first few paragraphs into chat tells me that I’ve got a more conflict-ridden opener, while not being overwhelming. It still needs work (snort) but it’s coming. So the goal is to have a minimum of 25 pages written this week, and I’m at 11. I’m thinking 3-4 more before I can slide into the old first chapter and start adapting it.
Meanwhile, I’m critting the first victim’s offering. Er…victim isn’t the right word. Um…volunteer? That DOES sound better, doesn’t it? 😛
And in my spare time, which I haven’t had any of yet this week, I need to review Mar’s novel that I critted in spring and she has revised since. And more. Which is why I need to get organized. So if I ignore you all, maybe I’m working? Maybe…