Starting to rewrite way too late, but fortunately I have a slight reprieve until Tuesday to get the first 50 pages done. This past week the voices had been bugging me that I was sloughing off. I should be looking at this layoff as an opportunity to write.
For anybody who has been laid-off, we know that finding a job is in and of itself a full-time pursuit. And I've been over obsessing that search as well. I've been having a hard time dealing with not having a day thing.
But yesterday morning my brain clicked over and I've been pouring through all my notes from Viable Paradise. And really wishing I had three more hours with Teresa. Most of the other critiques I'm going through and will be recycling their notes. I'm keeping what she did. It's like watching magic. And I think I need to study her notes a few more times to glean all the info I can.
So, a little bit of a stuttering start, but Chapter One is down. Now, the first fifty is also the segment I've already rewritten a few times, so I don't expect the counters to move that much, but we've still added to he word count. We're up to 73311. Now it's back to the coal mines.
Raas Xaafuun is a full story. I'll let it molder a bit before going back for another turn through it. Probably after I've gone through most of this rewrite.