I like it, I really like it

[Update on Please don’t be dead . . . my laptop isn’t zombie-infested ! When I called to verify the computer doc was open for business, he asked a couple questions, then diagnosed and prescribed treatment over the phone . All is well!]

In other good news: after letting my manuscript sit for 10 days, this afternoon I read it in one sitting and am very pleased with the draft. My work-in-progress has good bones AND most of the flesh on those bones is also good. There’s still much work to be done, but the middle-grade story is definitely much closer to my vision.

How did I know it was time to read and get back to work? When I shut off the light to go to sleep last night and then moments later, turned on the light again in order to jot a revision note to myself. Up until then I hadn’t thought about my novel at all.

But I’m now back in the thick of things and it feels quite nice.

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    • Well, I didn’t say I liked all of the draft. HA! But there’s (almost) always something there that makes me happy. Believe me, it needs tons of work but I’m pleased I did a pretty good job of inserting placeholders for various plot and character bits I need to expand upon in the next draft. Thank you for your support, Stuart, and know that I’m rooting for you, too!

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  1. Reading through early drafts is the very hardest part of the job for me, so I’m thrilled to hear you have a draft that pleases you! That stage where you have to keep taking notes is familiar, too. I sometimes think of it as the book talking to me.

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    • Hello, Amy! Yes, I’m definitely still in note-taking stage but made much progress yesterday and am now spackling onto the existing structure. Or something like that. šŸ™‚ Hope your writing and personal life are going well….

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