I actually got some writing done yesterday. Well, sort of. Since I was already at a computer, I pulled out my thumb drive and decided to edit at least some of Writing Your Own Legend. I looked at the original story and the beginning of the revision, and realized that I didn’t know where to go from the opening line of the revision. So instead, I went through the entire rough draft and wrote up an outline of the story. Before I had gotten through the first chapter, I realized what was wrong with the story. Several parts of the skeleton of the story are wrong. So I’m going to fix the story before I can revise the writing itself.
When I had finished the outline, I took a break to get some food. The break stretched into the rest of the night, and I ended up reading instead of doing more editing. I know, I’m a slacker. But reading good books helps me get in the mood for working on my own. And I have a large stack of books on my shelf that need to be read.
Speaking of books that need to be read, if you have not read Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev, you are missing out. I just finished the sequel, Perchance to Dream, and can’t wait for the third book to come out next month. The story is absolutely beautiful! I recommend it to anyone who loves the theater, or adventure, or just enjoys a good story.
As to my own story, I’m still contemplating whether or not to work on it again today. I may also be working on costumes later, so we’ll see.