Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Better

Thanks to all of you who stopped by yesterday and helped to stop me spinning. Being a whirling dervish is not my favorite thing.

Several good things happened yesterday along with all your good wishes. I remembered to check out the Samhain First Line contest and the first line of August Rock made it through. I was rather chuffed! Especially as I decided that I would throw myself into the revision again to try and forget the chaos and the people trailing through the house. I made great progress. The time off clearly let my brain store things up and then bang. I am suddenly at the half way mark. I still may not make the deadline but if I can continue I will be close. Now, this may not be the final rewrite by any means. Currently I am working of structural and big plot twists. Once these are complete it is then down to the detail.......

Next good thing is I have found one school that can take my dd. Today I will try another. It would be great to have a choice.

On the down side we still have nothing in writing and the packers are here in three and a half weeks!!

So stress levels : moderately high, writing: good.

12 comments:

Lucy Diamond said...

Great news about the writing AND the school. That must be a load off your mind.

And great news about the Samhain competition too. All sounds like a bit of a rollercoaster for you at the moment - glad you're on the 'up' today though.
x

ChrisH said...

Liz, popped back to see how you're doing and glad to see you're feeling better. Wonderful news about 'August Rock'.

liz fenwick said...

Thanks Lucy I am still on an 'up' today :-) Had any news on schools your end?

Thanks for checking on me Chrish :-)

Lucy Diamond said...

No news on the school front... although we have received the contract for buying our new house which is something!

liz fenwick said...

I guess it's one step at a time. I'll keep my fingers crossed :-)

NoviceNovelist said...

HI Liz, Wow - I wasn't online y'day - I certainly missed a lot! Really glad you are feeling much better today. That is a lot to cope with and still be writing. Your success in the Samhain comp is well deserved!!!!! I am in two minds about the daily mail comp - thinking hmmm is this draft going to be ok? Then I think I should submit anyway. We still have 2 weeks to decide and it sounds as though you are really moving ahead. Glad sunday was a great day for you and the family. Good luck with all the practicalities of moving!!!! Hang in there!!!!

Therese said...

Sorry for so much stress and upheaval! Not sorry to know you (may) be moving to Houston, as it ups our chances of meeting in real life. :)

Kudos for the Samhain results!

Susie Vereker said...

Liz, am empathising all the way. Remember "relocation stress" is normal and scream if you want to - you just have to get through the next six months!
Good luck with everything.
You will get to Houston, you will get dd into a school and, as you are a good writer, you will be published.

liz fenwick said...

Isabelle submit for the comp.....you have nothing to lose. That's what I have been telling myself. Thanks you thoughts :-)

Therese, yes, Houston would be closer and I'm still here when your books comes out :-)

Susie, I know you have been here and done it. You are right. Six months after the move I will have forgotten the strss. Thank you for your kind words about my writing :-)

B.E. Sanderson said...

I think I need to borrow your packers. We finally signed the lease on our new place, and we have 5 weeks to paint (the new house has a bedroom painted laser blue), pack and move. It's only three blocks for me, so nowhere near as bad as you have. Good luck. I'll send happy moving vibes your way. =o)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Oh, and congratulations on getting to the next round of Samhain's contest! Yay!

:tosses confetti all around:

liz fenwick said...

Thanks b.e. and good luck with your move!