Thurs. May 16, 2013: Revisions Continue

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Cloudy and mild

Pushed through on revisions yesterday. Realized I put too much emphasis on something that will be a subplot in a future book, but have to cut it back in this book. Came up with a couple of other tweaks I have to layer in. Prepped the next five chapters, and have to work on them today. That will leave the final two chapters, the revised synopsis and back matter for tomorrow.

Mowed the terraced back area yesterday. It looks good. I guess the first mow of the season is always a bit of a shock to the ground, and then the second one starts to look good. I have to do the front soon, but it looks like it wants to rain, so I don’t dare start.

Took the clippings to the dump. Ran library errands at two libraries. Got all the pots back out this morning. Got my next assignments from Confidential Job #1.

Yoga was great this morning. Now, I’ll work with students and get back to work on the revisions.

In my Annabel persona, I talk about “Stepping up to the Plate” on The Writers Vineyard.

Reading Joan Anderson’s A YEAR BY THE SEA and Susan Bender’s EVERYDAY SACRED.



Wed. May 15, 2013: Long Grass and Revision

Tessa suns herself by the front door

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Sunny and cold

Read about the garden and see some of the new pictures on Gratitude and Growth’s latest entry.

Worked with students, worked on the book. Finally got through chapters 12 & 13, and am tackling Chapter 14. This chapter needs some substantial new material, so it’s taking awhile. I like what I’m coming up with, though, and tying the different elements together.

Had hoped to have the draft done today, but that’s not going to happen. However, these chapters are the most complex and needed the most work, so putting in the extra time now will benefit the book in the long run.

Had a meeting in Sandwich — it went well, we had a lot of fun, got a lot of work done. Dropped off books at the library, but didn’t take out any more, since I’ll be away when they’d be due.

Came back, exhausted. Got some reading done in the evening, but not much else.

Finished Susan Wittig Albert’s TOGETHER, ALONE, and am now re-reading Joan Anderson’s A YEAR BY THE SEA. I lived in NY when I originally read it, so I’m looking at it from a very different perspective.

Back to the page — must press on.

And, of course, I must MOW. I haven’t even done the meadow yet, and it’s looking like high grasses in the savanna, and I already have to do the terraced back and the front again!


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