My Heroine Needs an Intervention

On Writing: I got a lot accomplished yesterday. Seriously, I worked all day long and checked more than a few things off my writing “to-do” list. And staying busy is helping me get through the loss of the Belladog. So, I’ve got that going for me.

I’m happy with the longer version of Bringing Delaney Home. I’m going to set her aside after I do one last thing. I was reading it for typos on my husband’s IPad two nights ago, and found a missing word. I put a mental bookmark in so I could go back to fix it when I finished reading that night, but guess what? Yeah, I forgot to go back. Then a day passed while I worked on something else, and you can see where this is going, right? I have no clue what section has the missing word. Or is that “doesn’t have” since it’s missing? I’m going to start looking through the new chapters first and hope I see it again. Wish me luck.

Yesterday I tackled revising Why Can’t This Be Love? I’ve blogged before about my heroine in this book. Poor Avery has been causing trouble since the very first Beta readers met her. I think I was totally off track writing Avery and most readers wanted to smack her. Sorry, Avery. That’s not your fault; that’s all on me. So, yesterday I had an intervention for Avery. Today I’ll reread yesterday’s revisions and hope I’m heading in the right direction. If so, then I need to see how all those changes ripple throughout the rest of the book. But since I love the challenge of revising, I’m actually looking forward to it.

On Getting Ready for San Antonio and RWA: Okay, I’m going to seriously look in my closet and see what I have and what I need. Today. So I can shop tomorrow. I know I’ve said this before, but I really mean it this time. Really. I can’t procrastinate on this anymore. Because yoga pants just don’t scream “serious writer.” Okay, actually they do. But I need the other kind of serious. Are you ready for Nationals? What’s left on your “to-do” list?

And because it makes me happy…Gene Kelly singing George Gershwin’s “I’ve Got Rhythm.” Happy Sunday!