Saturday, 17 October 2015

Back on Track - Part II

What's harder than editing?  Editing a book you haven't looked at for six months!  In one sense, fresh eyes are a godsend; in another sense, however, getting yourself back into a story - and into the minds/hearts of characters - you've been away from for so long is a difficult thing to do. As such, deadlines are essential. So, with that in mind, I've set myself a Christmas Day deadline!  And if I don't meet it, I can hardly complain when Santa doesn't leave any presents under my tree :(


For me, self-imposed deadlines are an important factor in keeping my writing not only on track but always positive and always going forward.  How do you keep your work going in the direction you want it go?


4 comments:

  1. Hi Melissa. Good luck with meeting your deadline. I know how dedicated you are and so long as your characters don't surprise you too often with new revelations, I'm sure it'll be ready in time for Santa to show you how hard you've worked! I'm a great believer in the 'write every day' way to get the story written. I never really understood that when I first started writing but it keeps me in the story and gets it done. xx

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  2. Hi Sarah, thanks for your supportive comment and I totally agree that writing every day, even if it's only a paragraph, is the only way to keep one connected to the story and those magic words - The End - firmly in sight !! xx

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  3. Hi Melissa. Deadlines, even self imposed ones are essential. As if writing every day just like Sarah mentioned. Good luck! Xx

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  4. Hi Rachael, thanks for your good luck wishes. Equally essential for a writer, I think, is the support of fellow writers too and I feel really blessed in that respect :) xx

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