Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Update on new resolutions

Okay, so it's only the second day, but I'm currently happy with my progress, so I thought I'd post an update.

Brant sent me back the first 250 words, complete with changes and suggestions. I kept some and discarded others, but the process of deciding which changes to keep got my creative juices flowing, and so now I have another 250 words, and I'm happier with this beginning today. (It may not last for long, but I'm going to enjoy the sensation while it lasts.) I'm even happier because I managed to write a relatively decent few paragraphs after being completely exhausted at the gym.

It's still too early to say for sure, but I think this really might help. Thanks, Brant. You and Kathryn have been fabulous since day one, but this is going above and beyond the call of duty, and I really appreciate it.

Incidentally, I ran a mile in 10min 20s at the gym today - my best time ever! (Yeah, I'm a wimp-in-rehab.) Another thing to be happy about!

1 comment:

  1. NOOOO! How could you discard my brilliant editing comments! (Goes and sulks in the corner.)

    Seriously, I like the new opening much better than your previous one(s). It is a better introduction of the characters and the situation.

    And this is not 'above and beyond the call of duty.' The purpose of the group is to support each other's efforts to write. I needed help spotting my problem areas, you gave me that help. (I have the mental scars to prove it; see chapter 3 for details.) You need help with motivation. I am more than glad to help you with that. (For details, see the Rankin and Bass animated "Return of the King" with the classic song, "Where there's a whip, there's a way".)

    Congrats on the mile run.