After three weeks off of writing (except for the late night synopsis marathon), I'm writing again. The break was great, but writing is even better!
I packed up my MacBook and headed to Barnes and Noble to work at the Starbucks. It was good to be spending a Sunday at one of my favorite places.
I'm working on my second novel, The Fields, but I've approached these revisions in an unusual way. It's been over five months since I've really spent a lot of time on it. I had to put it aside while I got Canary into shape for it's second round of submissions. Today, instead of just jumping right back into it, which would be next to impossible to me, I did something that many might think is crazy.
I printed it out, put it in a binder and I'm typing it all over again from the start. All 180+ pages of it!
Maybe, but it's the only way I can really get back into the story. And I figure I'll make revisions along the way. I have hand written sheets that I can now add more seemlessly into the book now too.
I really think that it will help. I was able to type for a long time and feel like I've disconnected from my old book and am now immersed in this one. Yay!
What about you? Are there crazy methods that you have used when you're writing?