Friday, August 29, 2008

Another One Bites The Dust

Getting my hair done in a lovely salon and that bottle of Sancerre last night must have done the trick, because I've just written 2000 words and with that, finished the rewrite of my seventh story. Yes! It always comes in a rush like that at the end, the build up of the tension in the story grabs me and propels me towards the finish line. Everything just clicks into place and the strands of the plot, which previously worried me as they didn't seem to go anywhere, wind together nicely.

Our holiday doesn't start until Thursday so I'll be starting the paper edit of story number eight before that. I was thinking of bringing the rest of the manuscript along on holiday so I can get as much of the paper edits done before I start work - even if it's just an hour a day. I'm not sure if this is realistic but there's no harm in packing them.

I'm going to dye my hair now ahead of a night at the theatre (I'd feel so posh if I wasn't the first at the bar during the interval, shouting for a great big durty pint of cider) as my new haircut exposes my badger-grey stripes. Can't get away with calling them highlights anymore...

Have a great one!

14 comments:

Debs said...

Well done with your writing, that's brilliant. Seven stories is brilliant, I find it so hard to think of any short stories.

Best of luck with number eight.

SpiralSkies said...

Ooh, you wish that hair, Girl!

Well done on the writing. Have a fab night at the theatre - you're worth it :0)

Annie Bright said...

That's fantastic, Yvonne! Enjoy the theatre and your cider - you've earnt it :-)

JJ said...

Fantastic news Yvonne. Have a fab time at the theatre and definitely pack the mss. I usually do, and then carry it all home again...

Have a good weekend.

HelenMH said...

I love the idea of you being propelled towards the finish line. Must be a fantastic feeling.

Yvonne said...

Debs, cheers, I'm the opposite - find it hard to come up with ideas for entire novels.

Jen, I actually kept all the dye on my head and not all over the floor and walls for a change.

Annie, am looking forward to the theatre but probably the cider more.

JJ, I have a feeling that I won't touch it but who knows, I might get a flash of inspiration...

Helen, it's wonderful, makes all the slog beforehand worthwhile.

Angie said...

Getting your hair done and a bottle of Sancerre sound fab. Congrats on finishing number 7, you're getting so close to that finish line now!

And well done keeping the dye in your hair, I always end up with it on the floor and the counter...

Enjoy your hard-earned cider and the theater!

marmiteandtea said...

Well done again :) 3 to go!!

Enjoy the theatre

Yvonne said...

Angie, looks like I've finally mastered the dark art of hair-dying without dying the entire room. Took me long enough, but hey ho...

M&T, the play was so confusing, but had a great cast. Went out afterwards and had a great time.

Tam said...

Well done, you! As others have said, only three to go.
Lovely new hair cut...I dream of such things. My last one went a bit wrong so I'm growing it out :-)

Pat Posner said...

Well done with the hair dye
An even BIGGER well done on the word count!
Best of luck with story number eight!

Yvonne said...

Tam, I think I didn't cut my hair for three months so it was well-overdue a cut, it was driving me mad.

Pat, cheers!

Lane said...

Well done you! Hope that 'durty' cider was good. You deserved it!

Yvonne said...

Lane it was too good, had a horrible hangover the next day but completely worth it.