For the writers out there you know the saying that “good writing is all about rewriting.” I’m currently on my tenth draft of my next book. This one’s a big revision – more than fine tuning the romantic bits and bobs. I signed up for the Westport’s Advanced Fiction Writing Group. This is a great crit group led by the great editor, Adele Annesi. The critiques are mega helpful. And this week, only from October 1-4, I’m taking an online course with Kristan Higgins, Setting as Character. Fantastic.
But writers also know that in between the rewrites you need to regenerate your imagination and your body. I like to play my guitar—I’m working on building those old calluses again. And my piano too, even if it’s only to tickle the ivories for a few minutes.Walk everyday with Tom (my hubby) and Ed, our ninety-three year old inspiration, and ballroom dance with my instructor, Henry, sometimes with Tom, that’s the best, really gets my heart pumping.
Oh, was I talking about writing?
My work-in-progress or WIP, The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin has taken about two years (and counting). One day at a time, one scene at a time. I am also constantly reading one of my hundreds, but who’s counting, craft books, like all those Thesaurus books and Emotional Beats by Nicholas C. Rossis. Which sometimes sends me down a different path in my writing. I will let you know when my Gilded Age Mistresses: The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin is ready for you.
I will be delerious when the end is near.