Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Update on Aurumenas

It's that time of the week again--another Monday. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

First, I want to mention that the winner of the template experiment was...Sunshine Theme! Thanks to everyone who voted!

Now on to the update...

One particular fact became glaringly clear to me this weekend: weathermen don't know what they're talking about.

I really depend on Saturday and Sunday to get the bulk of my writing done. The weekdays are just too jam packed with kids and housework to be able to devote more than an hour or two for writing. And considering it typically takes me close to an hour to get into the right frame of mind, I often don't accomplish more than a tweak here and there. So when I heard that this part of New York was going to experience nothing but massive thunderstorms for the whole of the weekend, I was excited. What better writing weather could be had?

Well, the weathermen were wrong. The beautiful, sunny outdoors called to me all weekend long as I worked diligently on my book. I almost couldn't stick with it. But I did, and I'm finishing up chapter six today.

Say what? You couldn't revise two chapters in two days?

I know, I know, it doesn't sound like I got much accomplished, but to tell you the truth, this is more of a rewrite than it is a revision. Changing the pov from omniscient to first person requires a massive overhaul of the vast majority of what I've written.

And I've killed my prologue. Yes, I had one, but now it's gone. For omniscient, it worked, but I really want the reader to discover everything along with my MC, so I took it out. I don't feel one bit of remorse about it, either! Mwahahaha! Die! *little white girl wielding machete*

Okay, I'm better now. I have a slightly violent streak. *blush*

My final bit of news is I've also been working on my query. After practically a thousand different versions, I think I've finally found one I like. I've still got time to learn to hate it, though, so we'll see what it looks like when I'm done with the revisions.

Have a great Monday!

~Emily White


  1. I'm glad you decided on a query. There comes a time when you have to stop second guessing yourself and just send a letter out.

    I like the new template. I voted for one of the others but this is nice too. It makes me feel cheerful when I come over here.


  2. Query-writing is difficult. I'm glad you've decided on one -- and good luck with it!

  3. *little white girl wielding machete* Okay, I'm better now. I have a slightly violent streak.

    i knew there was something about you that reminded me of buffy! keep up the great work! i whole chapter rewrite in one weekend is amazing! by the way your little boys are so cute! i don't know how you do it. i had to wait until my youngest was three before i could find the time to start writing!

  4. I love revisions and cutting things up...kind of like playing god 'evil laugh'- maybe the violent streak is a trait in most writers?

    I wish you luck with you query! Writing that stupid thing still give me cold sweats...

  5. Thanks, guys! The query has been the bane of my existence so I am very relieved that I've finally written one that I can be comfortable with.

    aspiring_x--I am VERY much like Buffy. :) I'm all like la, la, la...walking innocently along...and then KAPOW!!

    And I must say that I'm quite partial to those two little guys. I can't but agree when someone says they are adorable. :) It is very hard to write and take care of them, but my husband is very helpful when he gets home. I'd never be able to get anything done if it weren't for him.


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