How I did on last week’s goals
Pretty well! I started the revision process by reading through the entire manuscript and taking notes on big-picture changes I’d like to make. Like I did with my first book, I plan to revise in layers using James Scott Bell’s book Revision and Self-Editing and the revision pyramid created by my friend (and old MFA-buddy) Gabriela. You can read more about that here.
Since character is the first step, I started some necessary research so I can flesh out my main character’s mother, who plays a big part in the story.
My goal(s) for this week
Finish researching and fleshing out MC’s mother’s characterization throughout the book.
A favorite line from my story
I really like the romantic storyline in this manuscript, so here’s a favorite passage:
I realized there was magic in hearing my name come out of his mouth, knowing that he had feelings for me, that it wasn’t just another name to him. Considering our current circumstances, I didn’t want to feel that magic, but there it was.
The biggest challenge I faced this week
Finding time to revise. It’s always a struggle since I work full-time and have lots to juggle, but I managed to work on my manuscript almost every day this week.
Something I love about my WiP
The aforementioned research is really interesting! I love that this book gives me the opportunity to dig into a topic that fascinates me.