distraction no.99

Nova Ren Suma | On Writing & Writing Distractions

Not an Author Newsletter… something else.

Still At It

Still going strong with the revision! Up early, out in the cold, but my favorite café wasn’t open when they said they would be (yes, again), so I walked instead to my weekend writing spot, shivering with cold by the time I reached its doors. While on the elevator, holding a fast-food coffee, I thought, Is it really worth it? Wouldn’t it be nice to be in a warm bed right now?

But now I am in here—first writer of the morning—and it’s quiet, and the wind pounds the glass in the windows, and the radiators sizzle and hiss, and I have a new dark corner where I’m sitting now—it feels pretty nice to have these moments.

I wanted to finish the revision yesterday—before friends came to town, before the holiday. But I wasn’t able to. So I’ll be working, as usual, every day until this gets done.

In other news, I just this morning found out that Go Ask Alice was suspected to be a fake diary. How could I not have known, I read that book in junior high at least twelve times!

Speaking of junior high, some crazy person posted the entire junior high yearbook to Facebook. I took one look at my class photo—shuddered—and realized that the main character I’m writing is way cooler than I was back then. In fact, she wouldn’t have been friends with me. My character is the girl I aspired to be at age 13. Isn’t that sort of sweet?

Back to work (revision), then to work (work).

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3 responses to “Still At It”

  1. Ah, revisions. Sounds fun. 🙂

    I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and giving me some great advice. I’ve been perusing your blog and website and I am very impressed!

    Congrats on the novel with S and S. They are my DREAM publisher! So, way to go. I read your story on the About Me link and it was both entertaining and inspiring.

  2. I applaud your work ethic. I know you’ve got a deadline, but still. I’ve been snowed in for 10 days now, and have I gotten work done? No! I’m ashamed of myself. I’m inspired by your posts.

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