The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer

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.
Tags: that thing called writing, to be undone
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