Sunday, September 12, 2010
The Week in Review
True - This week I got back on the horse when it comes to my revision. I am in the last few chapters and at last got through the sticky bit that was troubling me. However (and there is always a however) the sticky bit seems to have moved on ahead of me so I'm at it anew. It is like one of those mirages you see on Prairie highways - so tantalizing real looking but disappearing as you get closer. Or, like when I was a child at bedtime I would soothe myself by pushing the wrinkles away from my face on the sheets. They didn't go away though - just moved farther out. I think today I am going to have to take a radical turn in my plot - really amp up the stakes for my protagonist. And I'm a bit scared. I'll do it though - I'll try it out and if it doesn't work I'll try another way to get through this to the ending that I am quite happy with!
Supportive Tip #1 - once having made decisions to do something - do it. The action becomes the discipline and a sense of well-being feeds the discipline. This is the same for exercising, keeping your blog up to date or any thing you are trying to make a regular practice.
The Rock Walker - I will be signing up tomorrow morning for the Pitch the Publisher activity two weeks today . I thought it was today that I signed up but it is tomorrow. OK. I don't want to forget this! I have been torn about which book to pitch but as I am very sure The Rock Walker is done ENOUGH to go to a publisher I think it will have to be it. Because I am not done the revisions on True.
supportive tip #2 - make committments public. Leap knowing that you will figure out the landing on the way down. I know if I sign up for P.t.P. I will work on my pitch until it satisfies me.
Mentorship program - I need to mail or bring in my application for the mentorship program. In fact I might have blown it already - I'm going to go check right now...No. I won't be doing that - the application was due on Friday. Merde! OK - I will be doing my own mentorship program then. I will find someone to mentor me and pay them or exchange services of some kind or another. Merde merde merde! What a dope! I had it all ready two weeks ago and thought I had plenty of time. OK - the self-flagellation is over. (little break while I do something) OK - I now have another plan - an exchange with someone who won't do the full mentorship thing but will satisfy that need. Goody.
Supportive tip #3 - When caught in an error, mistake or fumble don't dwell on shoulda, coulda, woulda. Instead act in a way that starts repairing the problem.
Banner update - I am working on my writing banner. I have got the material (canvas) and plan on embroidering my device on it once I've worked it out. It will include an image of a hawk, perhaps a lotus and maybe a bee. I'm not sure what my slogan will be - I think 'YES!' but am not sure...