School was canceled for two days because of sub-zero weather, so guess where I am? The revision rabbit hole! Well, more like editing.
My writing may not be at its most coherent right now, because I was up until 2 am yesterday editing the midpoint (the feast scene, with gowns and drama and whatever) and I’m a little behind on where I thought I should be. That will definitely get fixed, though.
So, after discovering the Is There Anybody out There album, (link to the post here) I listened to it nonstop. And I’m still flailing around in my story and trudging through my suck dragons and shouting my fears down in the face (Susan Dennard did a fabulous post here). But for the first time, I feel like I can finally cup the core of my story in my hands, instead of groping blindly through mountains and piles of words in a futile attempt to latch onto an idea.
It’s no longer the thrilling flash of discovery as you find a scene spilling out of your fingers, raw and brilliant, but more like polishing a chandelier; it’s tedious work, over and over again, but as you rub and rub, you slowly see that it, indeed, can be pretty.
My earphones are back in. I’m off for now. 🙂
Good luck, Christina! I've heard those revisions can be tricksy. But once again–that feast scene sounds awesome! And keep at it. It'll be polished and beautiful before you know it 🙂
Thank you so much, Hannah! And I'm glad the feast scene still sounds like an exciting scene, despite my appalling summary of \”gowns and drama and whatever\” (I totally wrote that post at a \”meh\” moment). Again, thanks for the encouragement! Keep me updated on news of how the MG novel goes–I'll be cheering you on!