Saturday, January 26, 2013
Making very minimal changes to the language, with pencil, hard copy, as I wait on what my readers say. I am going to have another round of readers after I am done this time around. As many proofreadings as it takes, no matter what happens in the contest. Hopefully I make it far enough in the contest to get a professional critique. That would help. Anything further than that, and I will be surprised and excited. I am more looking forward to hearing back from the readers I have personally selected to be among the first to read a final(ish) version of my first novel, Out in the Garage. I mostly hope what I need to change are clarity, language issues, and not issues that will cause me to have to do any writing. Or substantial writing, and, by substantial, I mean anything more than a sentence here or there. Language-wise it does have to be as near to perfect as I can get it, so, that is my focus. Making every word count, making the style exactly how I intend it to be read. Anyways, my main focus is my school work. I am actually doing good for this weekend already. I should be able to get a lot done tomorrow and Monday. Maybe by Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday I will be able to start on next week's, write my letter of application, edit my essay down to ten pages... Have two recommendations already, and a job where I will be getting some much-needed teaching experience. It's one-on-one, which is great. Given that I will be working on presenting, being in front of a classroom in my classes. I just have to get used to it, practice not looking like a jittering, raving jackass.