April 13, 2011

I Am Better Than I Used To Be

I don't have some prolific post for you today. I am deep in revisions on The Next Suspense, constantly thinking over the next scene, integrating GMC into the MS. I didn't think there was so much wrong with the MS, but it has been a long time since I've looked at it. I've grown so much as a writer that I've literally ripped this book apart, kept the best pieces and deleted the rest.

After such a grueling experience (mind you, I've only revised up to Chapter 4) this post from Anne Gallagher (a.k.a. The Piedmont Writer) uplifted me. If you need some motivation and inspiration go to her.

What cheers you up after such hard work?


  1. chocolate cheers me up every time ;)

  2. Practice makes better . . . And I'm better than I used to be! :)

  3. Lynda - I LOVE chocolate. I think I may have to buy some ice cream.

    Meg - You're so right. I've learned so much just in the past year, I am not the same writer I used to be.

  4. ...very nice of you to include Anne in your post, she's a friend:)

    Revisions can be grueling. Just finished a year long battle with them myself.

    Hang in there...a thorough second, (and third) look at one's work normally leads to success:)


  5. Thanks Elliot! Anne is amazing. I don't know where I would be with my query without her. She is a query goddess!


Leave some chocolate while you're at it.