You can know anything. It's all there. You just have to find it.

-Neil Gaiman


Friday, December 9, 2011

Write. Revise. Repeat.

I just received my editorial notes from my agent, so I will probably not be blogging too much until they are finished, which will probably take a few weeks to a month.  Some of the notes are easy fixes, but some are questions that need to be explained.  I have some answers, but there are also insightful questions I have no answers for, except for something intelligent like, "Ummmm.... hmmm... oh yeah, maybe I should figure that out."

When I write I sometimes have no idea what I'm doing.  This is fine for rough drafts.

It's fine if the reader isn't quite sure what's happening.  They will read to find out.  And it's fine if the main character isn't sure either because somewhere within the story they will figure it out, too.

But the author needs to know what's going on. From the beginning to the end.

So I need to figure out what's going on.  Story of my life.  No problem.

In the meantime, quick! Lookey here!  Pictures of a cute little 25 month-old.  She is talking up a storm these days, complete sentences and everything.  Why, just the other day she smiled and said, "Shit!"
I said, "No, Sena.  Don't say that.  That's bad."

She smiles bigger.  "Bad shit!"

Can't argue with that.


Tez Miller said...

How did she learn that word? ;-)

Mindy said...

I plead the fifth.