Friday, June 02, 2006

Gettin' Closer!

No, not to hearing like a normal person. Although I do have episodes of my hearing going in and out. And I hear lots of noises going on within my ears. Or is that inside my head?

I rearranged FP all afternoon and I'm remembering why I love this story. I cut out 22 pages, but I think I can have my rough draft done as early as tomorrow and then I can start my revisions! I really want it to be finished, but I don't want to rush it.

That activity of physically cutting up the story and moving the parts around really helped. I was amazed. A few times I had one scene in my hand and tried it in several different spots. I just might try that with plotting the next book!


Bailey Stewart said...

So, can you hear the ocean? *g*

That sounds like a great idea - I have an old MS that I might get out and try that with. Have a great weekend.

Lexi said...

I don't know if it's the ocean, Eve, but I'm gettin' kind of tired of hearing it instead of everything else in my world! And today the ears are itching like crazy!

TJBrown said...

I have found that sometimes doing something different such as writing a difficult scene out by hand or physically moving them around in front of you can really make a difference.

Hope you feel better soon!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

I took a class with Lisa Gardner and she said she does this. She makes a notecard for every scene, then lays them out on the floor and organizes them where she thinks they'd fit best. It's a great tool!

(And see? You think like a bestseller!)

Lexi said...

Oh, Teri, I love how much I was able to accomplish with physically rearranging stuff!

Elisabeth, I like that idea of thinking like a best-seller! Especially Lisa Gardner since I LOVE her books!

TJBrown said...

send me your email addrerss and I will send you the blog urls:)

Mine is