Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Conf. 42 Slog, Slog and Celebrations

No. of words 17,726

Having clocked up a decent number of words am now deleting as many as possible. Read Chapter 4 last night at writing group. As reading it out realised how over-written it was. Even though it's had cull after cull. Today managed to get rid of 400 words without much pain. Must keep this up. Mustn't send it out before every single sentence is working.

An unusual flurry of domesticity today though. Could be avoidance tactics kicking in big time after a day of working on the bigger picture over eight chapters at once. Not very satisfying as you can't even count words up or down and what progress is made is invisible. Could be because it's daughter's SATs exams week, so am cooking wholesome casseroles and planting things in the garden. Would enjoy it if not so frozen in fear about future.

Writing group was a good one, though. I took pink cava but L brought the real thing to toast her deal. It's going to be soo exciting over the next few years watching her trilogy go out into the world.

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.


genevieve said...

wow, what a cool mama cooking good food for the stude. You're a woman after my own heart. That's not avoidance, that's risk reduction. Keep on keeping on, I love this blog though I don't come by often enough.

Amanda Mann said...

Thanks genevieve, great to hear you're still coming by.