Some weeks you get a lot done and some weeks you don’t. Now I have hit the middle somewhere. Yesterday was a day spent out of the house so no I didn’t get a lot of writing done but I did quite a bit the day before. I went back to the old method of sitting in a quiet space with a pen and notebook and wrote. I needed to do that of course. I have complained all ready about losing 14 pages of work, well I have recreated a lot of what I lost. Things have changed a bit of course. There is no way a writer who doesn’t have a photographic memory could remember exactly what they wrote but I managed some good stuff.
I should write up the notes but I want to do more before I do. Get as much as I can hand written down. It is a useful way to do a first draft. When I take the notes and type them up I get my first edit done. It is actually a pretty useful way to do writing.
Yesterday I had another great thing happen. I found beta readers! As you all know I need that little nudge to fix things i miss when I do my upteen edits. There were a couple of things i missed that helped me. While I went to school way back when they still taught grammar and spelling in school it has been thirty years since I graduated. That is a lot of time to loose track of some of the rules. Little things that make the sentence make more sense than the way i write it.
I have the problem of not using enough commas most of the time. I admit that. Luckily I don’t generally do run on sentences. That would just be horrible right? But I have my sins and things that need to be fixed in the finished tales. Glad I have people who are willing to volunteer. I plan on of course giving them all kinds of props when I publish.