Done 1) Finished draft 3.6 of Picking Up the Ghost I’ll be workingshoping the new first chapter next week but once that’s done I’ll finally be ready to start looking for agents and publishers.
Done 2) Finished playing Bioshock which means I’m done with all three of the games I got for the PS3. And since I don;t need to be writing this would be a perfect time to start a new game, problem is I want to play something without guns and really all the PS3 has are first person shooters and sports games.
Done 3) Finished the two books I was reading Little Brother and The Year of Living Biblically. Again this should be an opportunity to jump on somehting new but I’m still committed to finishing all the books I own before I buy any new ones and I’m not really in the mood for anything on my To Read shelf.
The 32 oz. of coffee I drank twelve hours ago are going to keep me up all night.
That’s some very tenacious coffee.
Well one night of insomnia is a small price to pay for finally finishing that new first chapter.
Picking Up the Ghost was subjected to its second workshop on Saturday and I’m happy to say that it came out stronger than it did last year. Happy because I really didn’t want to spend another year rewriting the thing.
Most of the suggestions this time around should be easy to implement and I’ll hopefully have the next (and final?) draft done in a few months.
Only three pages this week. I’m in the mood to take a break but I really want to get a readable draft finished before we take off on our road trip and I have two weeks to do it.
83,433 words and counting.
14 pages since Friday. Though, to be fair I salvaged maybe five of those from the previous draft, from huge blocks of text that I thought I’d have to cut entirely.
Still, I’m pretty happy with myself. I’m a whole lot closer to my goal: Draft 3.0 done by November.
But now I gotta stop and do some research.