It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’m gonna say it’s because I found this REALLY awesome book by Cathy Yardley called Rock Your Revisions. Her proceeding book, Rock Your Plot, detailed a first draft process that is REALLY similar to the one I already use. That gives me all the hopes that Revisions will work for me as well as Plot does. And we all know I’ve been looking for a way to streamline things.
So far, Revisions has lived up to the hype. I feel much more in control of Easterbay than I ever have, and I know what I need to do to move forward. It feels freeing, and I’m moving through things rapidly. Yardley claims that her revision process takes twice as long as writing the first draft. So if I go by her estimates, I should be ready for alpha reads in two months. To say I’m excited about that would be an understatement. All we can hope for now is that I stay motivated enough to make it happen.
I’m mentioning this for two reasons. One reason is because if you’re looking for a writing process, Yardley lays out a good one. The second reason is that it is Nanowrimo time, and we could all use a little extra help in the planning process before diving into a novel.
That’s basically all I have to tell you. I’m also diving into Nano this week, and expect updates to the blog to remain intermittent until December rolls around. We’ll see, though. Sometimes avoiding the morass of a Nano novel leads to more blogs instead of less…
Hence the need for motivation. As always come November, cross your fingers for me.