Writing this on the fly, we’re heading out for one last hurrah for the summer…
I’m a bit dazed at the moment. I’ve managed to finish editing the first draft of a manuscript and I’m NOT completely done in by the task. If I’m not mistaken, the last time I edited a manuscript, I didn’t feel like writing for weeks afterward, and editing anything else? Four words: Not. A. Chance. Fancypants.
But this time it went quicker than I expected, but it wasn’t all removing the excess commas and apostrophes that tend to plague my writing, it was real work. Re-writing entire chapters, fine-tuning time lines (oh, my favorite), and doing my best to keep some continuity when it comes to certain plot lines.
Oh, and there are those “she’s asleep, it’s best we leave her that way.” “Agreed.” So they woke her up, moments of WTF. (Writer Totally Forgot)
What I’m saying is, it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park. There were complicated parts that changed a lot of why a character was doing what they were doing, but it made more sense to change it.
Yet my muse is content and ready to dive into another project.
I’m not sure why this is happening, but I’m very happy about it.
How about you? Anything driving your muse these days?