My NaBlo posts are in the form of letters to my journal about my revision process. Along the way, I'll include Home-Made Revision Workshop posts, and my Friday Challenges.
It was a lovely gathering last night at Deborah's - excellent food - turkey, roast beef, endless and wildly yummy side dishes, pies and cakes and wine and chat. It was warm enough for some of us to sit outside on the deck. There was a very eclectic group - though, as my dear guy pointed out, mainly Buddhist. We didn't stay late, the drive home always sobering. I was the D.D., which was great as I'm still watching what I ingest - the diet is on hold over this feast of eating however!
Today is a funny sort of middle day - no one coming for dinner - no place we're going. I like it. I want to putter in the kitchen for tomorrow's feast here, clean up the joint, and write. Oh, and clean the chicken coop (ick!).
Yesterday I got a fair bit done, surprisingly, and I want to keep on keepin' on. I have 19 chapters (125 pages) to convert from 1st to 3rd and also, the other stuff I want to do - enrich characters, eliminate those bits that are just me thinking on the page and don't add to the story, strengthen themes, and clarify clarify clarify. I have thought this would be a separate thing from the putting from first to third but other than the first item of character and perhaps that of themes - I'm doing it all at once. I'm done being surprised at how I do things! I want to let go to the process.
It is another gorgeous day on the planet - I'l talk to you tomorrow, dear journal.