Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Back to Reality

Reality hit with a bang today. In a few minutes the first showing of the house takes place! It's a tip but I've been away. At the same time one of the moving companies is coming to give a quote! However we still haven't a clue where we are going?????? Reality........

I have promised myself to return to my revision. Last night I printed off all the changes so far. There have been many changes - content and structure in the first 100 pages. I lost the prologue and lost much of the flashbacks by making chapter one open with the prologue and direct into the crisis after the failed wedding. I hope this makes the story stronger. I may yet put a prologue in but if I do it will probably be Toby watching the wreckers' boat going down at August Rock when he was seven. There is time yet to sort that out.

I am now doubt that I will have this thing knocked into shape for the 2nd of July but I will continue trying.

One last photo from the wedding. Despite my fears one of the best bits was catching up with long lost friends. So here's a picture of me with one of them.





Now off to tidy the house a bit!

11 comments:

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Just caught up with all your posts from the last week - so glad you had such a good time.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks:-)

NoviceNovelist said...

Lovely blue suit Liz - really suits you! I too am trying to aim to have my novel in shape for July 2nd comp. I have huge chunks that are revised and finished (as a result of doing my Masters) and I have other sections that are in dire need of work and of course about 15,000 still to be written. It's actually quite an interesting process though and the intensity of it is giving me momentum. I shall make a decision on June 28th as to whether or not to submit it to the daily mail. At least having a deadline in mind is getting me writing! Good luck with yours Liz. Keep us posted as to your progress.

liz fenwick said...

It sounds as if you are in pretty good shape. I hope tomorrow to have a handle on whether |I can do it. Having the deadline focuses the mind.

Thanks on the blue comment :-)

hesitant scribe said...

Lovely pic Liz!

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Lisa :-)

Jen said...

Road trips, weddings and blasts from the past as you prepare to up sticks and move who-knows-where? Your life is more packed than fiction!

I don't know how you do it...

liz fenwick said...

Me neither!!!

JJ said...

It looked as though you had a really great time Liz. It's wonderful meeting up with old friends when it feels as though nothing but the date has changed!

JJx

Phillipa said...

Gorgeous photo Liz - you look great!

liz fenwick said...

I did have a good time JJ and now I'm chasing my tail!

Phillipa, you're too kind!!