Monday, June 12, 2006

From Rainy Weekend to Revision Hell

Well not necessarily Hell, but a reasonable facsimile this morning. I had rearranged one scene, moved it to a different locale and switched POV. Trying to replace what I needed and remove what I didn’t proved more of a chore than my brain was ready for this morning. I think I finally managed to get it straight but I’ll have to wait until tomorrow when I re-read it to know for sure.

As for the weekend, Saturday I spent traipsing about downtown Halifax running errands with my sister. Managed to get soaked because it wouldn’t stop raining. Then I spent most of Sunday sitting on my couch reading Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie. I didn’t quite finish but that is the first time in about five years that I’ve spent most of a day doing nothing but reading. Softball was rained out so I took advantage of the opportunity. From 8:30 am to 1:30 am I sat there and read. Then my butt fell asleep, my back stiffened up and my muscles began to atrophy so I went for a walk (got soaked again…still raining). I have about 25 pages left of the book. This is my first Jennifer Crusie book, not to mention the first contemporary romance I’ve read in a looooong time. I’m loving it. Great characters, great emotion, and more one-liners than I can keep track of. I’ll definitely read more of hers.

Took my usual weekly trek to the bookstore last night. Here’s an odd thing that happens to me. I come up with a new idea for a book and then as I’m perusing the discount books at Chapters I always seem to find the one research book I need to flesh out the idea. It happened again last night. A book on flower shops from Victorian times to present day. It was marked down to $9.99 so I grabbed it. Then I came home and watched The Wedding Date with Dermot Mulroney and Debra Messing last night. I had forgotten how much I loved this movie. I definitely need to put this on my ‘to be purchased list’.

5 comments:

Melissa Marsh said...

I managed to get some reading done this weekend, as well. Read a lot Friday night until I fell asleep (before 8 p.m.!) and then on Saturday, as well. I'm reading Robert Ludlum's "The Bourne Identity" which is completely different than the movie.

I've never read any of Jennifer Cruisie, but I think I shall grab one of hers soon.

Peggy said...

I love going to Chapters and getting those reference books at discounted prices. Such a thrill.

Really want to read a Crusie book too. (Yes, I'm one of the few as well who hasn't read her.)

Tess said...

Hope it will stop raining on you at some point!!

Glad you had a relaxing Sunday AND found yourself a new research book :-)

Revisions really CAN be hell at times. But usually they're worth it *g*.

Rene said...

In "The Wedding Date," didn't you think Dermot Mulroney was a little old for the part? I kept thinking about that when I was watching the movie.

I'm the same way as you at B&N. I find tons of ideas in the discount section. I found all these books on witchcraft and Druids, so I've got several stories in mind using these books.

Bailey Stewart said...

Loved Bet Me and Getting Rid of Bradley.

I've been doing a lot more reading lately after an almost 3 month hiatus.

Revision hell should not be conquered until the brain is fully awake.