Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reporting in!

Dear Readers,
I feel, finally, like my life has settled down a titch! We have Ms. Bella on a pretty good routine - which starts a little after 5 in the morning and carries on until dark. She spends some chunks of time in her crate which she likes and she has a tonne of lovely chew toys etc ... She gets walked often and has only made a few mistakes in the house (which we must own as she was letting us know!)

The play is done and dusted - the set taken apart and returned to its aggregate parts, the props absorbed back into the homes they arose from - the actors tired and happy - the audience with the briefest memory of a dream in their minds.

And yesterday, dear readers, I entered the SouthWest Writers Contest with a synopsis and my first twenty pages of Bright Angel. I chose to enter it in the YA part although I am still ambivalent about the genre thingy! I'm so glad to have had a reason to do this and as I said the other day, I'm DELIGHTED to have done my synopsis!

As an outcome of this I also had a brilliant flash of insight. I am going to revise twenty pages of Bright Angel at a time - thinking that they will be LOOKED AT and then I'll be done done done. And ready to start submitting to agents and or publishers. Wowza!

Twenty pages is so do-able. I think the thing is in pretty good shape  so it won't be onerous but thinking of it in small bites will make it even easier.

Okay then, how are ya'll?


Johanna Garth said...

I think it's so much easier to approach writing when you have a plan!! So exciting about the writer's conference!

Margot Kinberg said...

Jan - So good to hear you've entered that competition. I think you've got a great strategy/plan too. And I'm so happy Bella is settling in. She looks like such a sweetheart :-)

Jan Morrison said...

Johanna - you are right about that!I would love to go there (to New Mexico) as the book I've written is set there, here (Nova Scotia) and at the Grand Canyon.
oh she is Margot! And the plan is good too - now I have to sort of work around new pup life though ...

Cindy Dwyer said...

Twenty pages is a nice chunk at a time to tackle. Good luck!