*If Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t distracted you too much, you’ll see I’m missing a few key elements of What’s Up Wednesday. So here, like a chunky footnote you dread to read, is my update. What I’m Reading: I felt like a quick mystery, so I bought Kat Carlton’s Two Lies and a Spy on a whim. It reminded me a lot of Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls spy series, and I’m interested to see where this series goes from here. It’s a light, fun read. What’s Inspiring Me: This oldie but goodie from Veronica Rossi at the YA Muses blog about finding your character’s root need.
My Current Revision Process as Illustrated by Jennifer Lawrence Gifs
It’s just that I was going to use my What’s Up Wednesday* post to explain what the past few days of work on my book have been like when I had a sudden realization: Anything I say Jennifer Lawrence can say better. And she’s more adorable. So here, courtesy of an addictive Tumblr blog dedicated to Jennifer Lawrence gifs, I give you my current stage of the revision process:
The bones of my first draft have been written. Now I need to fill in some extra scenes. Glad I have an entire list of ideas.
Maybe interesting isn’t the right world. It’s more like fantastic. Okay, reality check:
All is going well until…PLOT HOLE.
I’ll tell you what I do: Get to work.
Right. Well, there’s always tomorrow. In fact, just as I’m nestling under my covers I have a brilliant idea. I’ll write it all down tomorrow.
Which begs the question: Why was I too lazy to find a pen and paper and make a note?!
You know what, I can work through this. I will fill that plot hole like… like… like a filler of things who fills things. I need a nap.
Three hours later…
Six hours later…
Okay, I need to approach this differently.
That’s right, you ridiculous plot hole, YOU WILL NOT WIN!
Besides, even if this book’s a bust, I still get to have fun working on it.
What’s up with you?