Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday - Review Day

Sunday is the perfect day to review the mini-goals you've set for yourself on the way to your big goal. Also, by Sunday you should have a pretty good idea of your schedule for the coming week.

So how did I do? By the end of the day I will be a chapter behind. Am I upset? Not really. Revising a book is the direct opposite of a first draft. In a first draft you're looking to 'get it down'. In revision it's quality over quantity.

Did I run into glitches? Yes, but not due to lack of time or focus. This week I put in major hours in to the revisions. Working on it during my lunch hour, every night from 7-12, and then tossing and turning in bed because my story was running around in my head. Whole sections needed to be deleted and a new scene added.

I'm am happy with the results. Playing For Keeps is becoming a stronger book and I'm more motivated than ever to complete it.

Did I adjust my September 2 deadline? No. I'll adjust the schedule for this week. For example - on Wednesday I had given myself a day for a breather - not happenning. My synopsis and cover letter can be done on the same day.

And what about my weight loss goals? I gained a pound. Yep, I did. But I didn't follow my action steps. Maybe, as my sister suggested, they weren't specific enough.

As they say in the dieting world - I'll start Monday.

3 comments:

Allie Boniface said...

That must be exciting, spending so much time living inside your book. Yay!!

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

It sounds like you are making good progress on the revisions. You'll have to let us know what the book is about when you have a chance.

Christian said...

Hi Liz, great blog --it's like folowing what is happening---i look for a new posting every day---you sound so motivated -- i am rooting for you