Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Back in the Drawer

My latest manuscript is out for reads. This doesn't mean I stop writing. I just move onto something else. Before I started this one, I was trying to rework an old manuscript. It's a good idea. There are good things about it, but overall it needs vast amounts of work. This is my first complete manuscript and it's been sitting in a drawer.

I took it out, tried starting it in a different place, switching to first person present from first person past and it's still not working for me. And now, it just feels old. Last night I was growing increasingly frustrated with it and though I still think it has potential, I've decided to put it back to rest.

It's hard to let go, but who knows, it still may come back out at a later date when I'm struck with inspiration.

Have you ever had to drop a manuscript and move on? Was it utterly painful?

Friday, February 4, 2011

My Week in Recap

*Finished a draft of my latest novel and sent it off for beta reads!

*Wrote a parody of Patience by Guns n' Roses, filmed it with muppets and posted it to win a Valentine's Date on the Conan O'Brien show (see previous post)

*After seeing myself on video and consequently wearing muffin top pants today, have signed up for Weight Watchers.

*Agency sister Brigid Kemmerer sold her book to K Teen (read her post about it here)

*Had chick flick movie night last night and watched Eclipse. I've switched to Team Jacob

And now for your enjoyment, pets cuddling!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

This is what happens when I'm not writing

I was supposed to go see Neko Case last night, but due to the weather, the show was postponed. Already having scheduled a writing free night, I had some time to fill. And that's when I found this contest to share Valentine's Day with Conan O'Brien. Sick and tired of snow and ice and cold I thought, "A free trip to L.A. is worth embarrassing myself on YouTube."

This is the result:

We shot the video first using ourselves and when I saw it, realized how fat I look, which is why we re-filmed it with puppets. Enjoy! I'm off to sign up for Weight Watchers.