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What to do, what to do.

Since my brain goes into painful convulsions any time I contemplate crafting a story (ie writing actual prose), I'm thinking now may be the time to revisit one of my shelved drafts.  In this case, To Be Undone.

I believe I'm going to try out Holly Lisle's "How To Revise Your Novel" course. I'll let you know how I find it. (If you keep up with my journal, you'll know that I loved her Language Clinic)

From what I understand, the first step in that course will be to figure out what I was trying to say in To Be Undone so that I can see how the book I wrote differs from the one I meant to write.

On Thursday, Julien and I went for a walk around a lake (well, he ran; I walked), and in the 35 minutes it took me to circle the water, I only came up with half of a logline for the story. I did see my theme pretty clearly, so I'll need to see how that measures up to what actually finished on the page.

Oy.  I've got my work cut out for me.

I've heard the course is intensive and time-consuming.  Maybe I won't be able to tackle it immediately.  And certainly not before our move.

More about that in my next post.

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navicat
Apr. 18th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
You could chat to Rabia about it, she's doing one of those revision course-thingys *is ever-helpful*
mnfaure
Apr. 18th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
You are, you are!
*lol* Yes, she's the one who told me it is intensive. :D
rabiagale
Apr. 18th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Re: You are, you are!
Yep, that's me making sure you know what you're getting in to. :D
mnfaure
Apr. 19th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
Re: You are, you are!
*lol* As much as I want to start working on it NOW, I think I'm going to have to wait until after the move. Yesterday, Julien and I looked at the mountain of boxes we have to sort through. That mountain is going to be taking up all my time for the next couple of weeks. :/ But getting settled in in our own place is going to make it all worth it.
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