- Rearrange editing calendar
- Finish character list
- Compare notes from v2 and v3
- Look at notebook
I’m already behind. But I’m making consistent progress on AL and after 10 hours of driving over the weekend to see a very dear friend of mine, I made a ton of progress on version 3.
How do I make progress while driving? Well, first off – very carefully. Basically, what I do is retell the story in my head as I’m driving along. I throw out the niggling issues that are causing me heartburn and asking questions. Mainly … am I making things harder than they need to be? And honestly – if you’re asking yourself this question, the answer is probably a resounding “yes!” Some sketched out items for backstory were cut in favor of simplicity. I figured out how to tighten the pace (that was a huge “a-ha!” moment that had me pulling over in the next town and scribbling madly in my notebook).
I also finished my complete readthrough of version 3. Here’s a picture of Sunday morning and the glorious three hours that I had transcribing the notes that I had scribbled while reading:
I’ll share the story regarding the motel I had been staying in at a later date. While the place was dated, it was clean and the coffee was good and plentiful. (And it was QUIET! Yay for quiet working conditions!)
In the meantime – this is what else is going on in this world:
Reading: I have a whole host of books that need to be consumed … one of those is going to be J.T. Ellison’s latest.
Happy September, friends!