Good and Bad

Oct 7, 2010

So, there's good and bad on the writing front this week.

The bad: The rewriting. Blech. Okay, the rewriting itself isn't so bad. What's bad is I rewrote my first scene...and made it worse. Groan. Starting over on that one.

The good: I went to Dan Wells' signing for Mr. Monster (which, by the way, is just as brilliant as the first book in the series, I Am Not a Serial Killer). He asked how my writing was going, and when I said I'd finished my first draft and was headed to revisions, I got a high five and a free magnet with John Cleaver's Rules. :)

Nothing like encouragement to make a bad day of rewriting better! And...you really should check out this book. I read it in one day. It was that good.

11 comments:

Janet Johnson said...

Sounds hilarious! Good luck with those rewrites. I have definitely made a chapter worse with a revision before. :(

Nicole Zoltack said...

Sounds like a great book! Good luck with your revisions. That's probably the part of the writing cycle that takes the longest for me.

Melissa said...

Oh cool! How awesome to get encouragement like that. I love Mr. Monster rules... I haven't heard of this author or these books and I can tell I'm missing out!

That sucks about your first scene, but I'm sure you'll work it out. Good luck!

Colene Murphy said...

I really don't think I can follow all those rules...Good luck!

Madeleine said...

That sounds fantastic. Thanks for the heads up on the book, too. :O)

Misha said...

Oooh good luck with the rewrites!

Jolene Perry said...

Headed over to goodreads to put in on my "to read" list.
Thanks!
I HATE it when a re-write goes awry...

David P. King said...

Very nice. Dan is such a cool fellow. And you have a finished draft to do rewrites on. A lot of people have a hard time getting to that point, so congratulate yourself and hop to it.

Amie Kaufman said...

I love the rules, hilarious! And congrats on slogging through the rewrites. I hate those facepalm moments where you look at what you've rewritten, and realise you just went backwards. But then you get a magnet! Step forward!

Michelle said...

Here's a question... How do you know if you've made a rewritten scene better or worse?

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

I'm an artist, I'm not a writer. But I love books and have such an admiration for those with the talent to pull me into their Word World and transport me with visual images. I came here via Laini Taylor's site. When I read your comment there about beards, I knew you had to be from Utah. I wish you well in the pursuit of your dreams. Never quit.
BTW, your praise of Wells' book has convinced me to check out his new book.
I'm now a follower.

 
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