Monday, August 16, 2010

One Track Mind

Hey. Something is HAPPENING this week. Okay, a few things, but one in particular has me by the neck:

Transparent will be done.

And by done, I mean the rewrite will be finished. The first draft completed. (Which is really like the 8th draft, but let's face it, a rewrite is a whole new beast.) I'm three-ish chapters from "The End." Can I say it again? It will be DONE this week!

Obviously, this is very exciting to me (and probably only me, sorry about that). It's my first full rewrite ever, and for a while I wondered if I'd ever get there. I started in April—thought I'd easily be done by June's end—and here it is mid-August. Funny how that works.

Rewriting wasn't what I thought it would be, and maybe in a few days I'll attempt to put my thoughts into words. But for now I'm gonna be pretty useless and all around uninteresting. Working does that to me. (Also, I'm sick, but I'm pretending not to be in hopes that it'll just stop. I don't have time for this!)

In the meantime, I'd like to point you to a couple fun places. If you haven't seen on Twitter, I've gotten together with Molly Brewer to host YA Cinema, in which we watch movies and have a virtual slumber party, so to speak. Check it out.

Also, one of my best friends from high school, Kayley, has an incredible cooking blog. She's a professionally trained chef now stay-at-home mom, so she's decided to share her fabulous recipes! Her blog is called Le Cordon Q, and just looking over the pictures will have you salivating.

And once again, Cindy Pon is hosting a MASSIVE book giveaway. Eleven books—winner takes all. I can't resist that many books.... You should also check out the gorgeous art she's commissioned for her books. Sheesh, they're amazing pieces.

So go have fun with those links.

*dives back into rewrites*


  1. AWESOME! Good job on the amazing accomplishment!

  2. I feel so silly!! This is the first time I've heard of Transparent! I knew I've been under a rock for the last few months, but GEEZ!!!

    AND I found out about it as you completed it! Does that mean we'll get to see it soon-ish? *wink*


  3. Congratulations! I remember when I finished my rewrite. I felt very tired, but mostly just relieved.

  4. Congrats! That's a great accomplishment. Hope your week goes well!

  5. Go you go you go you! :D

    It's funny, but I find I too have so little to say when I'm in the midst of a good work session (whether that's a day, a week, a month, whatever). I think that's a good thing, though. :)

  6. The finish line is in sight. Don't falter now! :)

  7. Rewrites are tedious little suckers. I'm not an author but my dissertation had so many rewrites I didn't care about the subject anymore. All that hard work by you did paid off. Congrats!

  8. Oooo! I'm heading to the recipe site. And, congrats on the almost finished rewrite. Woo hoo!


  9. YAY for being almost done!! :D

    I missed Penelope the other night, but I was there with you guys in spirit haha. Hope you all had a great time. :)

    Good luck writing!!

  10. You're so close! What a great feeling.

  11. I used to be so scared of rewriting, but now I love it! You know the story and get to focus on what really matters. Congrats

  12. YAY for accomplishment!! You go, girly!!

  13. Congrats! A rewrite is super intense and, you're right, a different animal from a first-write-through. It's gotta feel great. :)