Thursday, 27 January 2011

It has begun...



You remember all that fuss about Nanowrimo last November? (Gosh, was that really two months ago???) Well at the end of it you'll recall I had a "finished" first draft of my mystery thriller Redemption. I put finished in inverted commas because I have started my much-put-off revision this week and to call it anything resembling finished is an insult to Finnish people. Never mind the odd snip here and there, this is going to be root and branch hacking, folks.

So my eyes are not so much watering as bleeding. You may well hear some gnashing of teeth and sobbing from this blog in the next few weeks for which I sincerely apologise, but please bear with me. It's at times like this I wish I'd taken up embroidery instead...

3 comments:

Kate Kyle (scribocin) said...

Unfortunately, I'm too clumsy for embroidery, but I may think about soemthing else.
I'm exactly where you are, Sanda, rewriting my Nano novel. Got through Ch 1 y'day and... surprise, surprise! - got stuck in research. I hate research! it was a stupid idea to leave so much research for 'later'!

have you left any research for later?

good luck with editing and rewriting.

Sandra Patterson said...

Research isn't a problem so far. It's about the only thing that isn't, though. But I'll no doubt have to fill in some details further down the line. Now you've given me something else to worry about! LOL

Good luck to you too!

Lexi said...

Ah well, this all comes of writing your first draft too fast. If the Good Lord had meant us to write a novel in a month, he'd have made agents a lot less picky.