Friday update- Editing on Contingency hit a little snag. I got stuck on a scene in Chapter 20. Most of it probably needs to go, but there are a couple of very important realizations that Gavin needs to help Chuck with, so I can’t drop it entirely. While I was spinning my wheels there, though, I went back and began a read-through of the whole book. That helped me stay focused on the big picture and gave me a sense that I was making some progress even though that one pesky scene was being contrary. Editing is lonely work, but I am determined to stick with this through all the revisions.
BTW- While letting that sticky scene percolate… before I dropped off to sleep last night, I had an idea. I think I’ll try it from Gavin’s POV. The edits for the rest of the book promise to be intense. It’s a little flabby. I’ll let you know next week how things have progressed!
Books read this week – Both of these were for school next year, part of Lauren’s Starting Points course. I hope to read some for myself next week.
- Know What You Believe: Connecting Faith and Truth by Paul Little. It was a great overview of theology.
- How to Read Slowly: Reading for Comprehension by James W. Sire. This was a primer on pulling a deeper meaning from all the types of literature we read, fiction, poetry, essays and so forth.
Psalm 20:1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you