Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Reading, Editing & Heating

I am about to start reading Story by Robert McKee, which the children kindly bought for me for Christmas. I can't wait and only hope that at least some of his knowledge sinks into my exhausted brain and stays there ready to reappear at the most appropriate time.

I have started editing Truth & Other Lies and am loving reading it again. I only hope that one day an agent out there likes it enough to take an interest but I know that the only way to find out is to send it out and give it a go. I'm about to redraft Reading Paige and hope that when I look at it again I don't find that it is complete and utter drivel. I'm delighted to be a member of the Novel Racers this year and can't wait to get started on the redraft.

I treated my shed to a new smaller heater as the one I've been using is ancient and takes up valuable space. Also, tomorrow is the day that Grumpy will be taken unwillingly to be clipped and without his woolly coat will be unusually cold. Trust me to book the coldest day we have forecast for this treat.

7 comments:

K.Imaginelli said...

Welcome to the Novel Racers, debs! Wishing you all the best with your rewrites. ;)

Lane said...

Hurrah!! You're a Novel Racer!! welcome to the race.... and Grumpy too. With your new heater, there will be no stopping you!
x
Happy New Year Debs :-)

Debs said...

k.imaginelli - thank you, I'm looking forward to it.

lane - so exciting and thank you for all your encouragement through the Finishers. Here's to our rewrites. x

motherx said...

Your shed sounds like Heaven! congratulations on all that writing and I love your positive attitude! care to rub some on me?

wordtryst said...

I so envy you your shed. What are those red flowers? Poppies?

Anonymous said...

Hey Mum, wish the best in this Novel Racers thing, looking forward to returning home. Sas claims to have injured her tailbone by falling on ice! Whereas I far exceed the average standard of this family. How is Max and when do the boys go back?

Love J & S xxxxx

Debs said...

motherx - the shed is certainly a place where I forget about work and other gloomy things. I just hope this positivity lasts!

wordtryst - The shed is great, I'm thrilled to have it. Yes, it was a poppy, I couldn't believe it when I saw it.

anonymous - hello there you two, thanks for the msg. Am looking forward to your return and hope Sas hasn't damaged herself too badly. Glad you're doing so well at the snowboarding too. Boys go back tomorrow. Max is fine. Love Mum xxx