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Racing toward the Finish Line…

My apologies, I’ve been a bad, bad blogger!

Life has gotten in the way, and every spare moment I’ve had has been spent on this manuscript that is due June 1st.  It’s really a race to the end, and I’m so behind on my own schedule.  I’ll be honest, this has taken me by surprise.  A month ago, I really thought I was nearing the end on this one.  Really.  So what went wrong?  There were things in it that just didn’t ‘feel’ right.  I couldn’t put my finger on it, so I just kept on writing…

But those words that didn’t feel right didn’t magically right themselves…So what did I do?  Chucked half the blasted book and re-wrote it!  Ugh.

Now that I really am nearing the end, I like it so much better.  This was a manuscript that I wrote a few years ago.  And even though I haven’t really changed the characters, my writing has changed so much that I just felt I couldn’t really keep any of the old stuff, even though I had tweaked and strengthened the conflict.  I needed new words.  I needed it to be in the voice that I’ve finally discovered is my ‘true’ voice.

So this week I’ll be racing toward the finish line, and hopefully next week be operating at a more normal pace…


6 Comments on Racing toward the Finish Line…

  1. Jackie Ashenden
    Monday, May 28, 2012 at 3:58 am (4 years ago)

    Go for it, Victoria. Sometimes you have to do that in order to have a stronger book. I have a book that I’ve rewritten many, many times due to changes in voice and knowledge of craft. I think I may have it now though! 🙂

    • Victoria James
      Monday, May 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Jackie! I hear you’ve got some good news on your end 😉

  2. sri
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10:52 am (4 years ago)

    You can do it, and I’m sure it will be fabulous!!

    • Victoria James
      Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:18 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Sri 🙂

  3. Olivia Miles
    Monday, May 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Almost there! Can’t wait to read it:-)

    • Victoria James
      Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks! You know it’ll be hitting your inbox first…:-)


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