Saturday, October 21, 2006
It's Saturday, yay! Hubby and the kids are up and about, but I wanted to drop in and do a quick update. I have a day of chatting ahead of me, then I'm taking a mini vacation and working on some fun, upcoming projects. I also plan to spend some time writing my demon story. This one is proving harder to create than anything I've previously worked on.
See, the story is based on another story I wrote about 10 years ago. That manuscript is really hideous. I wrote it before I really knew what I was doing. The book had a great idea behind it and a cool theme, but it floundered horribly in the plot and dialogue department. Okay. I'll just come out and say it: The manscript sucked. But even now when I read bits and pieces of it, I still like the idea behind it. The grammar and syntax--now, that's attrocious. But the basic premise is worth saving. So here I am, taking it and running with it again... only this time adding a PLOT. Ha!
It's an amazing feeling to go back through some of my old manuscripts. They are all shamefully BAD, but when I read over them it's a real eye opener. I can see just how much my writing has improved over the years. The flow and voice is still there, only the work makes sense! ^_^ I can only imagine how my writing would read now if I hadn't gone on that huge writing hiatus--it literally took years off my writing life. But alas, that is water under the bridge.
The brood is getting restless, so I better go find out the plans for the day. *smile*