It’s time for Block Revision, Lesson Seventeen, but I’m indulging in creative procrastination instead. I admit it.
I’ve arranged my work table using the suggested organized pattern: manuscript, notes, and the information I’ve generated while taking this course. To the right of me, a box of Kleenex, eye glasses cleaner, and an iPod dock for music. To the left of me, Ashley’s blanket. We’ll share this table , my cat and I, for the next four to eight weeks. So far, we haven’t had a territorial scuffle if you don’t count the giant fluffs of fur that appear all over my papers.
Sometimes focusing on this revision process can be hazardous to your health and sanity if you do it too long at one sitting, so I need a timer to let me know when I’ve been working for two hours. I’m hoping I’ll need one, anyway. At this point, I’m barely able to sit still for thirty minutes.
All of this revision, whether it is a word here, a sentence there, or an entirely new scene, is to be hand written. Who makes these rules? you ask. At first, I balked at the hand written idea but, after plodding through six months of preparation, I understand that handwriting is a unique conduit from the fingertips to the brain. I’m hoping all the notes and analysis of every scene I transposed by hand will guide my pen now.
I have reread Holly Lisle’s instructions twice.
But, I’ll probably just look at the pictures from the demo and wing it.
Thanks to my blog readers! I felt like I was going viral last week.