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From Manuscript to Published Work: A Mindful Progress Report - week 2

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Hello Friends!


How is the rewrite going? Well, since you asked… It’s not. It’s horrible! Not how I had planned the week at all! Without boring you with the details, let’s just say I became very busy after my last blog post and that, folks, is that. In the evenings, too? Yes, in the evenings, too. (Sigh.) Not to mention one very exciting trip to a very interesting junk store that sparked more of an interest in writing horror than fantasy. It was literally falling down; I could see trees through the missing back wall!

But, for every grey cloud, there is a silver lining. Here is the silver lining: I found my original manuscript. Upon finding it, my first thought was, ‘what’s this?’ I forgot that the hard copy begins last page first because that’s how I kept it organized while transcribing it into the computer. (Advice to new writers: don’t write longhand unless you’re willing to commit 3-4 months of transcribing what you have written in very small print [and cursive!] onto the computer. I found it to be a very time consuming and tedious task. But—and here’s this silver lining—it really made me realize to what extent what I had written wasn’t readable cover-to-cover and why it needed to be rewritten.)

So, this week I am blocking out time for this.

Until the next blogpost!


Megan

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  1. PiP's Avatar
    At least the week ended on a positive...AND, you will work extra hard next week to make up for lost time
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