Revisions

Flowers for that added love and color from Tom

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.

Gail Ingis Claus is an author, artist/painter and interior designer. Her upcoming romance The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin will be released in spring 2018. Her current historical romance, Indigo Sky can be purchased on amazon.

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About gailingis

Gail Ingis a tough blonde from Brooklyn, writes history and romance. Gail’s early days began and ended with writing, drawing and music. After graduating from the New York School of Interior Design with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design and Master’s studies in Architecture and Design Criticism at The New School (Parsons), she worked in interior design and architecture, and founded a school of Interior Design. She resides in Connecticut with her scientist-writer husband. Currently, she sits on Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Board of Trustees, and serves as the curator of art exhibitions. Prior to her debut as an author, she illustrated a book for Deborah Galiley, "Seeking Paradise" that can be found on Amazon. Also a professional artist, her varied paintings are an extension of her illustration work in design. Gail spent long days and nights dallying in Coney Island, the inspiration for her project of beach and boardwalk scenes. She is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writer’s of America and a member of American Society of Interior Designers.
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3 Responses to Revisions

  1. viola62 says:

    I also rewrite and revise a lot, and like you, I need a diversion to keep my ideas flowing. For me, it’s my spin class at the health club.

  2. gailingis says:

    Hey Viola, good for you, enjoy that spin class. Whatever makes us more adept at our writing, I’m for it! Thanks for the comment.

  3. sueberger3 says:

    I actually forget what draft I ma on. I am calling it thrid, but that’s not true. Some chapters have been revised over and over. I’m posting about it this week on my blog. https://susanbjames.blogspot.com/2018/10/travels-through-time-and-space.html

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