Friday, March 17, 2006

So Excited!

Okay, the changes my agent asked for are not only making the manuscript better, they are kicking ass! Changing it from third person POV to first is making it pop and sparkle the way it never did before. Adding more angst and edge to the main character's persona is creating a vibrancy in a way I'd never imagined. The story was good before, but compared to this version it was flat. A mere shadow of what it could be and what it is now.

Can you tell I'm excited?

I have always loved revisions, but when they makes such a huge difference to the story, they're almost addictive. I should be working out, cleaning my house, driving my kids to the rink. Instead I am working on Lips, playing with this, changing that, adding the charged up sexual excitement you felt in highschool, but rarely acted on. Adding in some of the anger and mean that was also a big part of highschool. Anyone else dump perfume or shampoo on someone on the bus on their way to school? No? LOL. Ahem.

Anyway, back to work. And I am also managing to keep up with my nonfiction too, which is good cause I have nine assignments due in the next month.

6 comments:

Rachel Vincent said...

Oh my gosh, Teri, I love that feeling. I'm in the same place right now, not based on anything my agent said, but based on a complete start-from-scratch rewrite.

I can FEEL this story. I love it.

And I'm so happy for you!

Faith said...

I'm not a fan of revisions, lol. Yeah, they're necessary, but the first initial writing is what's the most fun.

Bonnie Ferguson said...

That's great, Teri :)

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