Hard to believe we're already at the last day of March... which means the end of my revisions too!
Okay, not quite. My plan was to be done with revisions on my NA book MORE THAN MUSIC by today, but I'm a tiny bit behind. I realized I had to rip out a huge chunk of the ending and completely redo it, so I have about 5-10k to completely rewrite now.
Then I watched this documentary called ARTIFACT about the music industry, and it inspired me to change a few things in my book. Most of the changes will be adding things to existing scenes, but I also want to add a new scene or two in the middle. Unfortunately, this means my revisions won't be done today, but I do think these changes will make the book even stronger when it's all done. I'd rather take my time and get the book as good as I can, instead of rush it and not be happy with it.
By the way, if you're interested in the music industry and how it's changed over the last few years, ARTIFACT is a great documentary (bonus: it's directed by, and features Jared Leto). I think it's especially informative to watch as an author and think about how the publishing industry is going through a very similar upheaval right now with ebooks. One point that was made is that more people are listening to music than ever before, but at the same time, the artists and the record labels are making less money, and they have to change their business model to accommodate this. I think the same might be true with the publishing industry, and it's something to think about as an author.
Anyway, my goal for this week is to FINISH! I'm SO close, and once I add these new scenes and the ending, I'll be done. Then I can send it off to my CPs and see what they think (and pray they don't have too many changes for me).
So here are my writing goals for this month:
-Finish up MORE THAN MUSIC
-Outline the two related novellas I have planned.
-If there's time, start drafting the first novella.
I'll check back at the end of April with how I did and with my goals for May. Now, back to the revision cave!