Week three, baby! (woohoo!)
How I did on last week’s goal(s).
Hahahaha… riight. In typical Patrice fashion I started off doing as I said I would: working on SSMS & revising Alex, but of course I got distracted.
What did I do?
Um. I started revising THE DAUPHINE FILES, LOL. Call it writer’s intuition. I knew it wasn’t finished. And let me say this, the new version is going to kick ass. (hehe) It’s already much better. I’m not revising the entire MS just the first five chapters, which are the most important ones, especially in terms of an agent requesting pages.
I did read a book (or reread one) POINTE by Brandy Colbert (it was even more memorable & beautiful & heartbreaking than the first time). I started reading SHATTER ME by Taheri Mafi. WOW. That woman knows how to write. I actually didn’t think I’d like the series because of the heavy romantic element I heard it had, but it’s great!
My goal(s) for this week.
- finish revising THE DAUPHINE FILES & send to CPs for review
- read 2 books
A favorite line from my project OR a word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.
“Yeah,” I sigh. “Everything’s fine.” If you ignore the fact that the last time I heard of someone jumping over that bridge it was my mother, on the last day of school. I take one more look at wind-whipped reporter and the bridge behind her before following Chelsea outside. It’s probably nothing. Just a coincidence and me not wanting to believe that Mom chose to end her life and leave me here without the only person who understood, loving a place and wanting to spend your life somewhere can be mutually exclusive.
The biggest challenge I faced this week.
Figuring out my priorities. I have three active projects and as much as I want to work on all three I had to have a real talk with myself and pick one. I’m happier because of my decision.
Something I love about my WiP.
THE DAUPHINE FILES is the MS I want to be my debut novel. I’ve said this before but I’ve never meant it as much and it’s never been that realistic of a statement before. There’s something about this world, these characters that I click with like I haven’t with anything else. I think of promotion ideas in my spare time just for fun, LOL. I love this MS & the world I’ve created.
Happy writing! How was your week?