Well, I’ve been off this week and have had time to think a lot… I know – can you believe it? Ha
Well I’m revising my NaNo draft…. fun stuff, I have to tell ya. Well my sis is staying with me here for the week since I’m off. Inevitably, she asked about my story. I told her it was still in first draft mode – so barely unreadable. She didn’t care, she wanted to read it. Well she reads kind of slow – gets distracted and such. So I offered to read her a few paragraphs, so she could get an idea of the story…
Before I knew it… I was reading it out-loud to her. Who knew? She loved it. She said it was like hearing a book on tape. It was exhausting for me, but reading it out-loud, which, some twitter friends have suggested, really helped. And although I have some serious revision to do, I think it’s on its way. And the good thing, is my sis is an avid reader and a young adult, so I value her opinion.
Who knew my vacation would yield such an epiphany. Reading it out-loud does help, especially with the dialogue.
So, how do you revise? Do you read your drafts out-loud?
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As some of you know-or may not know-I’m a huge football fan- and yes I had a great weekend because my Detroit Lions won their first game since December 23, 2007- yes that was a 7 at the end. Go LIONS!
Monday again– I hope this week goes quick. I did get 2,700 words written this weekend. Bonus.
Happy Monday Everyone- Hope it goes quick for you too.
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I’ve been on a writing streak lately. It doesn’t happen very often so I’m thrilled about it. It got me thinking… I don’t write in chapters in the first draft. I also write sequentially. I’m not sure it works well, but I can’t seem to go out of order for some reason.