Saturday, October 10, 2009

Revision Saturday

Welcome to Revision Saturday!!! Woo-hoo!

Do I sound overly excited? Perhaps a bit . . . insincere! : )

Once upon a time, in a different place and time, perhaps an alternate reality, I began this blog to track my writing progress. Somehow, this blog became something more than a daily status report of my writerly life.

I don't think it was a bad transition. In fact, I kind of like the new and improved blog.

Still, progress is progress and should be, every now and then, duly noted. Ooooh, I sounded kind of knowledgeable in that sentence. Go figure.

So, today, dear readers, this blog is traveling back in time to the very beginning, when it first emerged from the depths of my - sometimes - slightly depraved mind.

Today, I'm revamping - slightly, a tweak here or there, nothing major, no anesthesia needed - Chapter One of Margarita Nights.


Well, dear readers, fellow bloggers, aspiring writers, I don't like the opening of Chapter One. Nope. Not at all. I did, once upon a time, in the way of fairy tales and happy endings, but not anymore. I have no clue why. I'm just going with my instinct here.

Chapter One needs a slightly different opening. It doesn't need more impact or drama, just . . . something!

So, wish me luck as I open up the document in Word and began this minor surgical, no anesthesia needed, procedure. If you happen to hear a blood curdling scream at some point in the day . . . don't worry, it's just me going totally insane!



Robyn Campbell said...

Umm, shouldn't you be working on your pitch? Ahahahahahaha

My email is back up. I'm going through the hundreds of emails, deleting most and I'll send your short back with my comments some time today. But really...shouldn't you be working on your pitch? :)

Scott said...

Ummmm . . . yeah, the pitch, yeah, that's what's going on today . . . NOT! I'm devoting tomorrow morning to my pitch. I'm just going to wing it and hope for the best. : )

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yay on revisions on that all important opening. Are readers going to be plunged straight into the thick of the action or plot? :)

SJDuvall said...

Good luck on the minor revision, hope you find what's been bothering you.

Robyn Campbell said...

I'll send short tomorrow. I went to a workshop today. Didn't get anything out of it either. DANG!

Scott said...

Angie - revisions went well. I eliminated one paragraph, totally redid opening of book . . . Love It!! The conflict is right out in the open - first page, first paragraph - so the readers get plunged into the plot right away. As for action, that begins after the opening paragraphs, so within the first few pages. Woo-hoo!

SJ - thanks. The first paragraph was bothering me. No more. It doesn't exist any longer. : ) Sometimes, it's the simplest changes that are the hardest to do.