Friday, June 3, 2011

Rewrite and a guest post!

Friends, two crazy things happened this week.

First, I started rewriting my WIP (side note: if I'm rewriting it, does it count as a new WIP?). Not only did I start over at page one, but I'm trying my hand at first person POV. *she cries as she gazes longingly at her ~55K word third person WIP*

This was going well until, in a blog-induced epiphany, I came up with my at-this-moment-most-awesome first sentence. But it's in third person and I'm six hand-written pages into my shiny new first person draft. Crap.

For now, this isn't a big deal. The thing to focus on is that I picked up a pen and started scribbling in the first place. It's been ages since I've felt possessed to write in a mad fury, grammar and penmanship be damned.

The second cool thing that happened this week actually freaks me out a bit, but sooner or later the cat's gonna be out of the bag so I might as well tell you all at once.

My friends over at Wicked & Tricksy asked me to write this week's guest post. Eek! Not wanting to disappoint those who have shown me such support, I agreed and gave it Ye Ol' College Try. Check it out and say nice things!

Happy Friday!


  1. I love the "grammar and penmanship be damned" phase of writing.

    And I loved your article on mentors in Spec Fiction. Where are the women?

  2. Thanks, LG! Doesn't it feel so good to just start writing in a mad frenzy? I was bummed yesterday afternoon when the conference I was sitting in ended. How DARE they break me from my writing trance? :) And yes, where ARE all the women mentors?

  3. And a freaking awesome guest post it is!

  4. I'm in the process of rewriting too. All I can think of to describe it is that it is both difficult and exhilarating.

  5. Thanks, Margo!

    Cookie, yes. Exactly! Hard as hell and totally exciting all at the same time.


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