nah, not really. Pretty laid back today. I spent some time with a friend who is laid-up with a cast from her hip to her ankle. Made me think my life is fairly cushy.
It is raining but that is good because my back is crapped out still and if it were lovely I'd be out there, digging weeds and so on. By the way to your right - a weed - the skeleton of a dandelion. Beautiful wha?
The writing - you do want to know about the revision process don't you? Well thanks to the amazing Elizabeth Spann Craig and her Twitterific Fridays I found lots of help for doing my synopsis. For that is where I'm at. I also found help for the revision in general. As suspected, most writers are in agreement - fix the major plot problems first. No point in painting the bathroom if you are going to move it - no point in getting rid of all the adverbs if whole sections need to be redone.
One of the most helpful posts was on a blog entitled Between Fact and Fiction: How to Write A Synopsis by Nathalie Whipple and it got me to list my key plot points and then connect the dots. Sounds easy doesn't it? And it was! Most advice about synopsis is for when you're trying to sell your book - it is the dreaded synopsis that publishers and agents are after. I'm doing something different - developing a synopsis as a plan for my second draft. But guess what? Same diff. Mine is a bit longer than I would need to make for my sell-kit but it isn't the ACTUAL DOCUMENT that is key. In fact it isn't ever the actual thing - it is the process. I'm learning about my story as I write and rewrite these synopsie (just made that up - seems right).
So fun. I really really love the revision process. Especially now that I have a much better grasp on what it is and I've surrendered to the process.