Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Singing the Revision Song!

I love when good things start to happen. Changes occur, ideas bubble to the surface, and voila! A new story appears. What was once a small bud...a bare dream, reaches up and finds its way.

Well, here in New England, nothing's budding out there. It's cold and slushy outside today, and travelers are struggling to make their own way up my icy hill. I've got my butt in the chair and I've got an idea...or two. I'm back to my sister story again. For as much as my own sisters drove me crazy growing up, I'm loving them both to pieces right now! What fodder they've given me for my stories!

Yesterday, I got a little bit of a break...an email from outside my own small circles, with a few pretty terrific suggestions for my manuscript. A few friends joined in the conversation, and now I'm back at it again. Some people hate revision, but oddly enough, I like it. The characters are all there, but the puzzle pieces need a little moving, so...hello revision! Here I am again...marinating my story, and letting new thoughts sink into my brain. I've got my laundry list, I'm clearing the wreckage. And already, I'm seeing things I never saw before!


Smileyblueyes said...

Can't wait to read some of these!

Laurie Smith Murphy said...

Love your blog, Gael! I hear ya about sisters! I have two of my own and thank God for them! Can't wait to read your story...keep going!

gael lynch said...

Thanks, Di! I think you lived 'em, girl! Thank God for good friends to help us cope, right?! And Laurie...you're the best! I hope you have a blast at Whispering Pines...this wkend, right?

Joanne said...

I enjoy revision, it's a different level of thinking that really deepens, or layers the story. Have fun!