Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Juggling

So, this is totally new to me. I'm revising 1 book and working on 3 others all at the same time. During my work hours, I write on one of the 3 books still in rough draft form. Then after work and between gym classes I work on revisions for the one that's almost ready to submit.

In the past I've ALWAYS been the type of person to only work on one book at a time. (And I'm like that in my non-writer life too.) I mean, I could write 100 words a day on something new while I was in revisions, but my main focus would always be on the one I was revising.

This summer, I've been accosted by all three heroes of the new stories and they haven't minded sharing the spotlight. I'm pretty sure they know, and are okay with the fact, that eventually, when it comes to the 2nd draft of any one of them, I will have to focus more on one.

At the rate I'm going though, by the end of 2011 I will have written almost 3 rough drafts and revised 2 other manuscripts. I like that my process is still evolving and I hope that I can keep up this pace for a while. For the first time in my writing career, I'll have manuscripts lined up, ready to be submitted.

6 comments:

  1. Alexa, we seem to be on the same wavelength. This fall I'll be revising three mss and writing a new one. I'm not sure how my heroes and heroines will react - hopefully they'll understand.

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  2. Yeah, those heroes and heroines can be difficult at times! But I'm sure they'll let you work as long as you promise you won't desert them. :)

    Thanks for stopping by, Cynthia!

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  3. Okay, slap me silly. It wasn't until I went to your old blog to see what was up that I discovered ... Alexa Bourne! I had absolutely no idea that I've been talking to you this entire time ... sheesh. And good for you on the writing!!! You'll also have to tell me how you were able to decorate your blog, I have to do something with mine.

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  4. LOL, Bailey! I'm glad you found me here. I've looked on several people's blogs and they still have links to Lexi Connor even though I haven't "been" Lexi Connor since December.

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