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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Revision Notes VI

I don't have words to describe the feelings of relief flooding through me now that I have finally gotten Chapter Five to its proper and most glorious place.

I may even celebrate by reading the next Percy Jackson book tomorrow!

Do you treat yourself to anything when you conquer a stubborn chapter?

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  1. You know, I haven't treated myself to anything yet, but I really should. I suspect I'll have to treat myself to something massive once I finally finish my book this month!

    I have no idea what that treat will be.

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  2. And how could I forget? Congrats on finishing the chapter revision! I know how good it feels to finish something that's been nagging at you for far too long. Keep up the awesome work!

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  3. You definitely will have to treat yourself to something!

    And thanks! I'm SO STOKED about how this revision is working itself out.

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  4. Chapter? No. Challenge? Yes.

    Of course, if I finished chapters I would certainly reward myself. I just haven't finished one since high school.

    I think that your new Chapter 5 rocks.

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  5. Yay!

    Ummm... Does wine count? I plan to buy a really expensive bottle when I land my dream agent!

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  6. Sqrt(D): Chapters are challenges too! and Thanks! me too :)

    Stephanie: I think wine definitely counts! I mean people treat themselves with champagne to mark special occasions!

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  7. Well done on your chapter revision, Amalia! Congratulations!

    Yes, I do treat myself, but I don't call it that. It's all part of the process. Once I finish a revision, a little distance is required before I give it a final read. So what if I slip in novel, a bottle of wine, or a couple of hours wiling away on the internet while I'm waiting? :)

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  8. Congrats on the chapter five. As for treating myself, I usually allow for some slack time in front of the tv before I dive back into my novel.
    Christi

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  9. No, but I'm thinking I should. Maybe in honor of Valentine's day I'll give myself a big box of chocolates and reward myself with one each time I edit a chapter. :)

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  10. Oh, I like Karen's idea. Maybe I'll go buy a box of See's California brittle and every time I accomplish something I pop on in. Of course that will mean an extra hour on the treadmill each week. Hmmm.

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  11. VR: Thanks! And yeah-- My process is full of little breather spaces where I may read a chapter of a book or spend some time facebooking.

    Christie: we all need a little time to kick back in between chapters!

    Karen and Girl with One eye: That sounds like a thoroughly enjoyable motivator! Unless your box of chocolates is full of those gross fruit-cream varieties. I'm a fan of the labeled chocolates, as opposed to the "surprise" boxes.

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