Saturday, 14 May 2011


How can it be nearly a month since I was here? That's ridiculous - where is the time going?
Well as you can see I am still alive and kicking. I have spent the last month writing non fiction as the short fiction bug has still not returned and tinkering about with BTL. Which brings me to the reason I am here.
An update.
To be honest I haven't done much on BTL in the last month either. Seems that making a living is getting in the way - again. However I did delve into it a few minutes ago and realised that my MC wasn't speaking in her voice. Remember how I said after chapter 1 that she had finall found her voice and I like it. Well I have had to admit to myself that in my haste to get through it (remember I did set myself a deadline) I wasn't being thorough enough at pruning. I think the first chapter is fab possibly the second too but the following three have probably been rushed and I think that I will have to go back and have another look at them and make sure that MC is still speaking with that voice.
So that's the plan anyway.
Right so I'm off to see what the rest of you have been up to in the last month.


Bluestocking Mum said...

Hi Colette

I'm never thorough enough in my editing ;) And don't beat yourself up too much - making a living is ever so slightly more important. I often wander aimlessly between projects/writing. It usually works out fine in the end. These things are 'meant to be.'

Look how you've spotted the voice thing. Keep doing what you're doing. It's good to see you alive and kicking.

Jarmara Falconer said...

I don't know where the time goes either, I can't believe that three months has gone since I finished work.
Good to know your writing going well.

Suzanne Jones said...

Great to see you back, Colette. We've missed you.


Colette McCormick said...

BSM - if over editing was an olympic sport I'd be in the team.
Jarmara - I don't undrestand how the time thing works. How can it go so fast. And the older you get the faster it goes.
Suzanne - thanks. I realise that I have missed such a lot of what the rest of you have been up to.

Flowerpot said...

Sounds like you're making good progress Colette - don't knock it!

Colette McCormick said...

All progress is good FP

Karen said...

I can't believe how quickly time's flying by. It'll be Christmas at this rate!

Colette McCormick said...

It will be here before we know it Karen.