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Friday, January 22, 2010

AFDOC Week 3

I made a substantially large entry to my appointment book under October 2010 today. Do not, under any circumstances, set more than one major deadline for January 2011. I seriously over committed myself for January 2010, which has not made for an auspicious beginning on the one thing I really want to do and that is revise my book. I worked on the first chapter mainly because I'm using it to enter several contests and for a few other things all with deadlines by Januar 31. But I found myself making adjustment's I might not have made if I didn't have to keep my eye on the maximum word count. The paper went up in the dining room and the stickie notes go on today to help me with moving scenes around, but it simply wasn't enough for my writing soul. On the other hand, and that's the hand I'm focusing on today, the edits I've done on the first chapter are exciting because I can now visualize where I'm going with a keener eye, and I like what I've done, which is always good news {and hoping some of the contest judges will as well.}

That's it. I'm through complaining. I got a lot done this week along with almost finishing a commissioned piece due January 31 and major critique of a friend's revised first 100 pages of one of her novels. It was a good week, and I'm fixin to get back to work.

A true Southerner knows that "fixin'" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.

Mahala

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