Trying to get a little organized here and really push myself into getting these revisions done. I wanted to start querying November 1st, but alas, I don't know if I'm going to get there. Life just... happens. I didn't think school starting up again was going to take so much of MY time, but it has. I look back on my own childhood and try to recall my parents doing homework with me, and frankly, I don't think it happened all that often. It's probably a sign of the times, school getting harder, parents helping their kids more, but dang it, it's exhausting! And then, something comes up like it did on Friday - yes, I got a job interview! I've spent all weekend reading this researcher's papers and preparing myself for what sort of questions he'll ask me. It's nerve wracking, and to be honest, I'm a little reluctant to even change jobs right now because I know it'll affect how much time I get to write. I know that it'll be the best thing for me in the long run, I just kind of wish it wasn't happening RIGHT NOW.
At any rate, I've decided to devote this week to revisions and I even got organized enough to make a schedule! Now that's impressive. *pats self on the back*
Monday - sorry, nothing about revisions today because I'll be biting my nails over the interview.
Tuesday - when to cut a character
Wednesday - guest blog from author Janice Hardy - she'll be talking about her revisions process and trust me, you'll want to check it out.
Thursday - evaluating a scene to determine if it's really needed
Friday - Beginnings and backstory - maybe.
After reading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, I'm fighting the urge to do a long post (rant) about why you shouldn't try so hard to explain things in a dystopian world. But if you're interested to hear such a thing from a scientist's POV, let me know - it could be entertaining. :)
Also a quick reminder - this is the last day to enter my Banned book contest. Just comment on a banned book you read or a leave a link to a blog post or review that you did last week!!
ETA: My interview got rescheduled for Wednesday - Waaah.... two more days of nail biting.