Monday, March 19, 2012

Did I? Did I?

Today I'm heading back to class after a well-timed and much-needed week of spring break. I made huge goals here in the blog: I wanted to finish first-pass revisions of my MS.

So, did I?

Answer: I came very close. Turned out that a lot more scenes/chapters needed to be totally rewritten, not just tweaked here and there.

 As of yesterday, I've completely rough-revised 18/21 chapters. Now I'm having to write 1-3 chapters of new material in the end and tweak the current ending to line up, and I'll be done.

I'm pleased with that. I even made time to do other fun stuff, like yard work and playing Assassin's Creed and watching Star Trek: The Next Generation.

I did have my interviews for the nurse extern program. I don't want to jinx myself before I get the official offer, but things are looking very good for me this summer! :)

So. We're right back into the deep, with a test on Thursday and another a week from today, so no estimations on when I may finish first revisions. I'm just glad I've done what I did!

I can say, though, that so far I like revision a lot better than drafting. Once the course is laid for me, it's a lot easier for me to work within it.


Teri Anne Stanley said...

2/3 of my offspring are on spring break right now (in my basement, playing Assassin's Creed). If only all three had the same break, I might feel justified in taking one, too. Oh well.
Sounds like yours was fun...good job on the revisions!

Linda G. said...

You amaze me with all you manage to do! :)

I like revision, too. I'm a fiddler--I love tweaking those words.

Bluestocking Mum said...

Sounds very familiar here too. I'm working on a complete re-write and just cannot get going. It's like pulling teeth and I'd give anything to have 'something' down and be able to tweak and fiddle.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet you were a hit in the interviews! Glad you got so much done on your manuscript.

Matthew MacNish said...

Sounds like you got a lot done. Congrats!

Old Kitty said...

I have all my bendy bits crossed for your interviews!! Ooooh how exciting!

And yay for your revisions!!! Keep going! Take care

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a productive week. I wrote...a 1,000 word short story. So...not really the same thing at all.

Kimberly Franklin said...

Ah, Spring Break. I wish I was on Spring Break. Good luck on your revisions!

Missed Periods said...

Wow! You are one productive woman. Good luck with the nursing program.

Sarah Ahiers said...

Yay! Go you! And good luck on your test tomorrow!