Writing Wrongs

October 16, 2006

This was my horoscope for Saturday:

The one thing you don't want to do today is the one thing you really need to do.

Oh, Yahoo. Youíre so funny. But it was true. I so didnít want to work on my partial. I really needed to. I resisted for a while. I bought hot cider and took it to Andrewís football game. They lost, but the post-season pizza party was a hit.

Finally, in the afternoon, I went to work. Thatís all it took. I really got into the revisions to the point where it was fun again. I sent it off to D. at about nine that night (since she did say she wanted to read it) and was proofing on Sunday when she sent it back with a few comments and a thumbs up. (Uh, D. you did give it a thumbs up, right?)

Iím not saying this is the final edit, but it is certainly closer to it. Iím going to march through the rest of the manuscript, then give it one more good scrub before the Golden Heart. Then, something new.

While I was backing up my writing and making the appropriate sacrifices to the computer gods, I stumbled across another YA story that I have in the pondering stage. Pondering stage = some ideas and scenes, but not much else.

It was like running into an old friend. I forgot how much I liked the feel of this story. This particular one would be another in a series of Geek Girl Guides. Note how optimistic I am about eventually selling not just one book, but an entire series.

Tomorrowís horoscope:

You are about to get off the bench and in into the action. Keep you eye on the ball.

Hope springs eternal.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 3:25 p.m.