Monday, March 7, 2011
This weekend I turned to Charlotte Featherstone. I just love her books. Her writing is like silk that just drapes over the reader. I didn't read too much, but just reading a few chapters of any of her books often refocuses me. It takes me out of my world for even a few minutes, and when I return, I feel rejuvenated.
I also read my book last night--the one I'm currently writing, Destiny Renewed. At some point in everything I write, I have to sit back and read it from the beginning. I imagine some writers do it far earlier than with just four chapters to go, but that's how I like to do it. So last night, I sat down and read it from beginning to end.
While there were some parts I re-edited as I read, overall, I was happy to read those earlier chapters again. And at a few parts, I turned to my son, who had come upstairs to see how I was doing, and said, "I really like this part." As he usually does, he smiled and said, "That's good, mom. But shouldn't you like the whole book?"
I love the whole book, but there are parts where the interplay between the characters is just exactly how I wanted it to be. The tenor of their words is how I intended and the description shows perfectly what I wanted the reader to see.
So with a week off from work, I plan to stay home and finish Destiny Renewed. Then when it's complete, I'll begin typing it and re-editing as I go along then too. The goal is to have it submitted by late spring/early summer, so I feel very good about my progress.