Monday, 30 March 2009

All work and no play

All work and no play at the moment, so I'm a very dull person.

I am working hard on editing KT and doing it carefully so as to increase pace. Some subtle plot twists are going in too, minor things, but important. Motivation, where it is lacking, I am firming up. It takes a lot of concentration. Writing first drafts is so much easier!

A kind friend loaned me a copy of Writing Romance by Vanessa Grant and I wish I'd read this before I tried to write for Mills & Boon! So much became clear as I huffed and puffed my way through. My reading was full of little light bulb moments as things I thought I'd understood became clear at last. It explained pacing, too.

I want to get this draft finished and sent off before Easter, and I should manage that. If I work hard and concentrate.

The picture is of All Saints church on Akenside Hill, taken from the Quayside. The body of the church is circular in shape, which is rather unusual. It was built 1786-96 to replace a medieval church on the site which dated from the 1200s. Deconsecrated in 1961 it was converted to offices and auditorium in 1983-84. I don't know what is happening to it at the moment, but it had scaffording around it not so long ago. I can sense another walk in the offing...


Sophia said...

maybe we can go to to vent hole .maybe we can find a soul mate.

Anita Davison said...

I agree with you that writing first drafts is easier, Jen. The more you tighten, the more tricky it gets. Keep going with KT!