Monday, September 21, 2009
Well I officially finished my first draft with re-write and basic edits last Friday. I printed my first copy, which was a massive pain in the _ _ _ because I ran out of, not one, but two ink cartridges. No worries though. My final draft is just over 111,000 words and I have today begun making revisions based on my husband's feedback after he read the final copy. I will say that I am living in the most wonderful writers retreat ever encountered, well technically it is not a writers retreat, but it is for me. We're renting a gorgeous chalet style house on Lake Ann, it has lovely balconies, a stone fireplace that stretches two stories and is nestled between 12 windows that face the lake. Our kitties are running amok as usual and Will, my husband, is taking this time to read and catch the fleeting rays of sun before summer bids farewell. I have been reading a lot this summer as well and will include a short list of a few of my favorites; The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (absolutely phenomenal), Just After Sunset by Stephen King (some chilling short stories in the batch), The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett (quick enjoyable read), Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett (completely unforgettable true story), The Guy not Taken by Jennifer Weiner (for a mindless escape), and You Must Remember This by Joyce Carol Oates (loved every second of it). Okay that will be all for now, but soon I'm sure I will be blogging about the stress of writing a decent synopsis.