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Friday, May 08, 2009

Back to the good old days

I've started working on My novel 277 Miles again. I just need to edit the last two chapters and then I can finally go into the first revision stage. This one is going to be the hard one, because I have a lot of things to fix, including the random details of the main character's life I slapped in for a better word count without much of an explanation why it matters.

I'm also catching up on a lot of work after the first half of the week was slow. That means another working weekend, unless I can write 13-14 more articles tonight. Not impossible, but it's probably pushing it. For the bare minimum to meet commitments, I should get at least 7 done before the weekend is over. It's very doable if I just commit to it.

And guess what? I finally bought my new laptop. It's a Dell Inspiron 1545. I opted for the free pacific blue color because I think paying an extra $40 for any other color is absolutely insane.I'm also proud of my additional purchase of a laptop sleeve that is made from recycled PET materials. Yay for helping to save the environment!

2 comments:

Patricia Rockwell said...

I'd love to hear how you go about revising your novel. I'm in the middle of revising mine and I try to do one chapter a day. Not sure that's the best way to go, but have no other possible approach.

Terri said...

Well, I first start with basic editing. Once that is out of the way, I really take the story page by page and change wording and content. This is also where I add additional information that I either left out or thought of later. I can get about 3 or 4 pages revised in a day, but that's just because I only give myself about an hour or less. And unless I have written comments from a reader, I tend to struggle with more minute changes that probably make no difference in the end. That's the method to my madness!