Monday, July 21, 2008

Need an Alarm Clock and Some Page Count

My daughter just isn't herself unless she has her regulation 12 hours of sleep. (Okay, the regulation is 9, but I'm not sure I've ever--I mean ever--slept for 9 consecutive hours. I can't even imagine. It would be like losing a day.) Well, apparently, even when she sets an alarm to wake herself up for work, her body still demands those hours. For two work days in a row, she's sleep-walked across her room and turned off her alarm.

So, my job, and I've chosen to accept it, is to buy another alarm clock which she will have to set in another direction across her room in the hope that she'll wake up at some point in the process of turning it off.

And--gotta get that page count. I don't want to say this too loudly, but I'm enjoying my revisions. There are times when revisions are an exercise in trust for me, believing the editor knows the right direction and just following it. But this time I'm enjoying the characters and loving the writing. (In a blogging flash of the Freudian slip, I just typed "righting" for writing. Normally, whenever I think "right," I type "write." But yes, that must mean these revisions are right.)

I'm going to put this brilliance (how do you indicate a flinch in writing?) to work on the book!

Hope Monday is treating you well!


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed Her Reason To Stay, revisions when necessary are important. Will was such a sweety-pie. Daphne and Patrick's relationship was certainly rocky. I am glad the twins bonded, Raina was not as stuck up as I thought she would be. Your are a great writer. Thanks for the pleasure of the book.

Anna Adams said...

OHMYGOSH--I didn't see this note, but I want to thank you now. What a lovely review, and I'm so grateful you took the time to write.

Honestly, I wasn't sure about Raina at first either, but she got hold of me and I loved her as much as I loved Daphne by the end. I'm working on a story for her right now.

Thanks again. I feel as if you've complimented one of my children! ;-)