Monday, January 10, 2011

Post: Slimming Down My Overweight WiP


It's been a real treat playing host to my parents this weekend - and for the rest of this week - since I don't get to see them much. That happens when you try to make a life for yourself halfway across the country from the nest, but a bird has to fly if it wishes to go places. Now that we're over a week into the new year, I'm glad to say that my resolutions are on track, like slimming down. I wish I was referring to my figure when I say that, but the time for that will come later - eventually.

Before we move on, I'd like to introduce our newest follower - Abby Minard - a budding YA fantasy writer whose blog and prose keeps her aspirations well above water, in my book. Welcome to the Laire, Abby!

Updates - what a productive week! Since Monday, I've reread chapters 0-5 of my WiP and cut over 2k words in total. That may not sound like much and I'm surprised I didn't cut more, but more important was the discovery of why I was having a hard time moving forward with chapter 15 - important backstory that needed inclusion. Good thing I caught it now and not at the end. That would have been a nightmare to revise later. On top of all that, it reads very well and very clean. The sooner we get this thing finished and submitted, the better.

As I am entertaining my parents all week, I'm taking a semi break from gun ho-ing the reread, but I do plan to work on something every day to keep alive the fire of my resolve. This magnificent beast will be licked!

Thanks for reading my weekly ramble. Come again soon for another friendly neighborhood Aspiring Advice!

I'm David, and I forgot the avocados.