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.

6 thoughts on “I like it, I really like it

    • 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!


  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. 🙂 Hope your writing and personal life are going well….

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