Friday, February 26, 2010

Epic! Fail! February

So some of you might remember this post where I declared that February would be the month that I Got Stuff Done(!). Namely revisions on my WIP Whisper. Such big plans I had. Like finishing revisions, working on my query and synopsis, maybe even wrapping up my other WIP. Two hours after my Focus February post, my grandma died. What followed was a month of physical and emotional exhaustion taking care of my grandma's stuff. It's been difficult and what free time I did have I was just too drained to revise.

But I did manage to do a few things. I posted my opening on Secret Agent and got some great feedback. And this week I posted a section of dialogue over at Miss Snark's First Victim's Talkin' Heads crit roundup. My entry is (#48) here if you're interested. I've already gotten some great feedback and done some revising again. "Mutual Attraction" is not really a good description for what's going on in that scene but I was in a time crunch and couldn't think of anything better. Still, it's one of my favorite scenes in the book. With one of my favorite characters.

Anyhoo. I've declared February a loss as far as revisions go, but I'm all set for some of my own personal March Madness! I have to get my WIP revised because the one good thing that came out of my time away from writing is a very Shiny New Idea that I really really want to start working on. It's so different from anything else I've written and I can't wait to get started on it, but I won't let myself until I finish my WIP revisions and get it out to my Crit group.

I'm on a mission in March to Get Stuff Done(!) for real. And maybe have a contest or two. What about you? Do you have any March Madness goals?

5 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

At least you were able to get some of your stuff done in February. I hope March goes better for you. :-)

Have a great weekend.

Kelly@ JustWrite said...

Good luck!! I'm hoping to finish re-writing/revising my WIP! Again.
:)

Lynsey Newton said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma *hug*. Here's hoping that March is a better month for you. This month I'm determined to get my office in order so I can start working on some writing! If I want to be a published author I'd better start writing something...so that's what I'm going to do. I'm also going to work on how to improve my blog. All this and working full time as a nurse and looking after the house and boyfriend. Good job I don't have any kids!!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

It's important to take personal time when you need to, which you certainly did. Seems to me you did a good job of fitting in some writing activity, as well. Feel good about that, you earned it.

L.J. Boldyrev said...

My main goal for March is to polish my MS. I had planned big things for February too, and I did didly.



(If you need more time on my MS, take it :O))

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