Is it me or is this year going really quickly? I can’t believe that almost a whole month has gone by already! A fairly productive few days for me. Have blogged, read a poem and written by diary every day. Glad that I’ve got into a routine for those three now and so it feels pretty natural and easy to do them all. Emily Swann is going well too. Have edited about five pages since Thursday; didn’t do anything on Wednesday but I’m not going to beat myself up over that. Am thinking about building in one or two rest days a week as I’m finding that I feel more ready to work on Emily Swann when I miss a day sometimes. But if I miss two days in a row then guilt and self pity appear and I start to feel useless and hopeless. I’m worried that if I rest too often a) Emily Swann will never be finished and b) I will get depressed.
I’m currently working on the second draft of Emily Swann and when that’s finished I plan to print off this copy (which I doing on my laptop) and put it next to my handwritten first draft and then pick out all the best bits and shape and polish it up till its as near perfect as I can get it. I think it will take at least three drafts to get it up to publishable standard. When I’ve finished the third draft I will let Gary read it and see what he say. By virtue of being my lovely hubby he always gets first read.
Doing crap on the 50/50 challenge; so far have read two books and not sat through a single film but next week we’re going to see J. Edgar so that will at least kick that goal off. Did read another chapter of the Plot and Structure book. Getting totally engrossed in The Game of Thrones but can’t include that in my50/50 challenge because I starting reading that just after Christmas.