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?


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 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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