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Monday, March 14, 2005

The Days Just Fly

Sometimes the days really get away from me.

Yesterday, my husband had me bring the kids to the studio, and while they played in a different room, I had the opportunity to watch extra vocal tracks being laid for a song the studio's been working on. This isn't the first time I've been able to watch, but it was the first time I got to watch and hear at the same time. It really was interesting!

Then I listened as the tracks were mixed. Now this is something I've heard before. Matter of fact, it's something I got bored listening to before. My husband hears thing I can't hear, so while he listening to a track over and over and over again, making minute changes each time, he's hearing different things each time he listens. Me? I just hear the same thing each and every time. For the most part. But last night, I actually heard a lot of the changes he was making.

That was my weekend education. *g* And it lasted until pretty late last night.

On the writing front, I'm still reading First Draft in 30 Days, and started getting BMO separated into scenes so that I can start using Karen Wiesner's method to outline that story. Maybe it'll get me jump started, or at the very least, show me where I took the wrong turn. And since I committed to 20 hours of manuscript work for this week's BIAW, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to get this sucker figured out.

Oooh! I did have an idea late last night for the portion where I was stalled. Need to jot that down before I forget.

Anyway, off to have breakfast then get to work!


MOOD: Motivated to work
WHAT I'M READING: First Draft in 30 Days by Karen S. Wiesner


  • Lynn,

    Thanks for blogging about First Draft in 30 Days. I checked out the website and special-ordered the book! It looks really cool and very helpful. Am eager to try the method out - both for my already completed ms and the one I'm planning to write in the coming months.

    Will be curious to see how you like it too :-)

    By Blogger Tess, at 1:10 PM  

  • Don't you love it when something suddenly pops up and makes you see what's wrong with a scene? *vbg*

    By Blogger Silma, at 4:06 PM  

  • Let us know how the book is! I've heard it's great!

    By Blogger Larissa, at 7:03 PM  

  • I've almost finished reading the book, but the true test--for me at least--will be in whether or not it actually helps with my writing. Karen does recommend trying her method at least two or three times before giving up on it, so that's what I intend to do.

    As it stands, I'm about halfway through the first step for a WIP with the scenes I've already got. Don't worry though, I'll definitely blog on it!

    (And Silma...YES!)

    By Blogger Lynn, at 9:10 AM  

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