This picture actually features a beginning as well as a middle and an end:
The top notebook (as well as the draft beneath it) contains my revisions for The Price of Mercy. I’m just over halfway through the rewrite/revision process, judging by total page count. Of course, I still have a lot of work ahead, but I hope I’ll be able to start querying in January. It’s definitely a stronger story now than when I initially queried it a couple of years ago (I still don’t know what I was thinking then).
But the bottom notebook holds a brand new short story that I started working on late yesterday afternoon. It’s not as fluffy as my usual work, but I hope it’s good.
Don’t forget to stop by Charnele’s blog and check out her beginnings!
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7 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Beginnings”
Are you typing it up as you go or leaving the job for the end?
I type as I go. I tried leaving it all till the end once and my arms were very mad at me for a very long time. It also makes it easier when I need to look something up; I can just use Word’s find function – much easier than re-reading the whole darn draft just to find a throwaway reference to something.
Except, of course, for when Word fails me…
It took me three whole novels before i began typing them. I’m pretty sure the fingers of my left hand are shorter now.
I still write it all out on paper first because I think better that way, but editing is so much easier on my computer. It may take me a bit longer to do it that way, but I can’t imagine doing it differently.
Nope, it’s all hardware for me these days. Although I can’t recommend enough the Pilot V10 if anyone is going to write longhand. You get about ten miles from each pen.
I love my Pentel Quicker Clicker with .5mm lead (because I write small and that makes it easier to read). I was never as enamored of pens as my friends because I like neat, clean copy and the ability to erase. Scribbling out mistakes drives me bonkers.