The good news: Today and tomorrow will be more spend-most-of-the-day-on-novel-revisions days. I’m closing in on the final chapters. I’ll still have two more passes to make through the manuscript, but at least the hardest part will be done. I’ll squeeze in a visit to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, of course. Can’t miss that.
The bad news: Our next door neighbor is getting a new roof and the shingles were delivered yesterday. The neighbor’s garage is right next to my office. When the roofing crew arrives, it will sound as though they’re pounding on my wall. My little foam ear plugs will not do the job, so I may have to find another place to work for a few hours. Luckily, we have a library branch not too far away, and it’s a great place to write.
On Sunday afternoon I’m taking a three-hour class at the Northern Colorado Writers studio called Plotting and Shaping Compelling Stories taught by middle grade/YA author Todd Mitchell. Todd is the Director of the Beginning Creative Writing Teaching Program at Colorado State University. He’s a very popular speaker and teacher, and his YA book, The Secret to Lying, has picked up some excellent reviews. I’m hoping Todd will teach me how to avoid getting tangled up in my own plot while I’m writing the first draft.
I hope you have something great planned for your weekend.