Wednesday Words: 2,000 Words Down!

All righty, so because I posted a Friday post early, I'm doing Wednesday Words this week! This is when I share with you all what I have been reading or writing. I've set down both the e-book and the e-comic I was trying to read, so nothing on that front. But, after NaNo, I did open up my WIP with comments from Jodi Meadows to work on her notes.

I also want to say WHEN this book gets published, I want to do a special book of the draft stages and my favorite comments from her. Some of them still make me laugh when I look at them.

The main problem this go 'round was distancing. I had trouble bringing readers into the POV characters' heads, which I could see right up front. I usually write: "This happened, and I felt like this when it did" when it needs to be more like "This happened, and oh why is happening?" I did better in some areas than others. I have a chat with a Spec Fic group creator hopefully this week to see her thoughts, too, but I have a feeling they'll be about the same.

Are you writing or revising this week?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those are the best critique partners - the ones who make you laugh.
Have a blessed Christmas, Deb!

Sarah Foster said...

Ha, it'd be like a book with commentary!
I should be revising, but Christmas and work will probably take up most of my time.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Yes, I went in so nervous, but she is both harsh and hilarious.

Thanks, Alex! You, too.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

lol Yes!

It's a crazy balance. I need a day off to do everything ever week lol.

Heather R. Holden said...

Ooh, laugh-inducing comments are always fun, for sure. And best of luck working through your POV issues!