Friday, June 10, 2011

Four Short Walls (Week 1)




18 comments:

mooderino said...

Seems like a reasonable estimation.

mood
Moody Writing
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Libby said...

And that's the conservative estimate!

Matthew MacNish said...

Is that why your beard has grown so long?

And I really get this. I mean REALLY.

I started Warrior-Monks in March of 2009. Over two years later and I'm really only getting close to having a decent first draft. You'll see what I mean.

Laurel said...

Ha! I'm not the only one who revises at the pace of a forming glacier. Maybe that means we're working on something big, like the Great Lakes.

Hollister Ann Grant said...

Ha ha. Remember, if you revise a little every day, day after day after day, eventually you will finish it (or it will finish itself when your mind melts at the sight of it).

And this, too, what I tell myself when I clean the house: "The trash can is your best friend." You don't have to revise the stuff you cut...

Ellen said...

hahaha. so true... SIGH. :D

Marsha Sigman said...

Is he wearing a bow tie? Because that is HOT.

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh please not that long! I can't keep this up for 4 million years... I just can't...

D.G. Hudson said...

I'm in the middle of revisions too on a MS that's been 4 years in the writing. I've been revising since Jan of this year, when I decided to rearrange the first 6 chapters. Of course, that creates a bit of a domino effect.

Since you're editing in your dayjob now,Bryan (correct me if I'm wrong on that) is it any easier to revise your own work?

We'll need a robot body to stay functioning for that 4 million years.

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

@ DG

Well, I certainly think my eye, in terms of the technical stuff, will be really sharp. Most of the revisions now, though, are more content/story-oriented, dealing with the use of exposition, how characters come across, streamlining certain scenes, reworking certain elements. Right now, I know what to do, I just have to do it.

Raven said...

Oh yeah. I take forever in revision, too. This definitely made me laugh!

Matthew MacNish said...

Get on it.

Raquel Byrnes said...

LOL! Been there.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Anne R. Allen said...

Truth.

LynnFC said...

Actually I'm doing 30 pages a week and halfway done by next Tuesday with editor/instructor/published author notes. So, I'll only be interrupted by my trip to New York City for Thrillerfest during the second week of July. But, that will be fun!

John Wiswell said...

We're still waiting for the latest drafts from Dickens.

Julia Munroe Martin said...

DEFINITELY feels that way today in the 102 degree heat! Funny!

Helen W. Mallon said...

Ummm...almost 10 years? Good luck, each and every one of us!