I’m SO happy to report that I finally finished reading through the first half of my YA and marking it up (see pic)! I have arrows and marks and cross-outs and new stuff written in the margins, but I now have a clear picture of what scenes I need leading up to the midpoint and how I want to pace them.
I’m now in the process of entering the changes on my laptop, which is very exciting.
Completing that task gave me such an energy and confidence boost. I fine myself longing to get back to it, but had to stop to complete work I’d committed to with deadlines this week.
But soon those commitments will cease and I will be able to finish revising this novel as well as a new picture book. My agent sent comments three weeks ago on the picture book and I still haven’t done anything with it! That’s how I know I’m too busy–when I don’t jump on something my agent and I are working on. 🙂
In the midst of all this, I have been jotting notes about a new novel, while simultaneously thinking about my quasi-fantasy, which has been on my radar for the last several years. I’m really energized!
Operation Re-Balance = Renewed Creativity
As I continue to adjust my commitments and goals, I am feeling a lightness and a sense of renewed creativity. I am making space to be able to dive into my various projects and I can’t wait!
Progress never felt so good.