Focus … and Re-Focus …

 In Kell's Blog

Well, guys, I’ve made a tough decision.
I’m going to focus on editing/revising Ivy Introspective and The Dressmaker’s Secret for these next couple months to the exclusion of all other projects.
What does that mean? No more Flowers?! Well, I’ve almost finished the story, and I think I need a second opinion to keep going. To see if it has an actual direction (because Bailey was wondering, and if Bailey was wondering … πŸ˜› ). So I’m gonna grab a random person and ask them to read it.
So, what is this editing/revising of IvIn andΒ TDS gonna entail? Well, I’m doing some pretty intense rewrites of TDS, especially from Chapter 26 on. I’m not going to change the plot, but I feel like I need to lengthen the ending some. It feels rushed. Other than that, I’m mostly just gonna do some general editing and add a couple scenes in here or there.
For IvIn … regular editing stuff. Nothin’ more to say here …
But guys, you’ve got to keep me accountable, okay? If I start talking about other projects until I’m good and ready, SHOOT ME! WITH A CANNON!
(Seriously, don’t do that. That would hurt. And hurt is bad. So use your words to bring pain. Be all like, “YOU BROKE YOUR PROMISE YOU QUEEN OF STUPID DIEEEEEE!” Although I admit little to nothing that people say to me bugs me … Whatever. Do it if I fail my unreasonably high expectations of myself.)
~Kellyn Roth

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  • Angela R. Watts
    Reply

    Sounds good, Kellyn! You can do it. πŸ™‚ I think it’s a good thing to take things one at a time, and bite off only what you can choose. You got this!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I do have a bad habit of stretching myself too thin. I mean, I’ve been trying to do five blog posts a week plus writing plus editing plus reading (a lot!) plus wasting time on Goodreads/Facebook/emailing friends/etc. … and it’s not working! Besides I’m doing school from seven to one or two … so yeah. And then there’s other life stuff …
      Okay, I’d better stop complaining. Sorry. πŸ˜›

  • Seneca
    Reply

    *Trains cannon onto you* One moveand you’re gooooneee…..
    Wait, you’re my sister (or sister-in-law)! I’ll have to find another way to keep you focused.
    *whispers to Gavin, Shasta, James, and Jane* Listen, if she gets distracted, all of you… Yes, you know what to do.

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      *shivers* Wh – wh – what would that be? James? Jane?! What’s she sayin’, guys?

      • Seneca
        Reply

        *evil laugh* you appear to be distracted right now…..

        • Kellyn Roth
          Reply

          *concentrates* Me? Distracted? No … *wide eyes*

  • Abigail
    Reply

    Good luck on editing!!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Thank you! Good luck to you, too. You know. If you ever are … editing. XD

      • Abigail
        Reply

        Yeah, I’m almost finished with my book, so editing is probably in my future πŸ˜€

        • Kellyn Roth
          Reply

          Well, when the time comes, consider yourself lucky. *nods*

  • Josie
    Reply

    Canon. Got it. I know a guy.

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Hahaha. (You are joking, right? Someone tell me she’s joking … πŸ˜‰ )

  • May Everly
    Reply

    Hope your editing works out! πŸ™‚

  • April McLauren
    Reply

    You can do it! And i have something worse than a cannon…
    no more chocolate.

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH NOOOOOO ANYTHING BUT THAT STOP THE TORTURE DON’T SPEAK THOSE WORDS!!! *swoons*

  • Robin
    Reply

    Good Luck on editing!

  • Lana
    Reply

    Good for you, Kell! I mean, I’ve been telling you for ages to work on IvIn and now you’re finally listening to the voice of reason… πŸ˜› Just kidding. But seriously, that’s awesome! Good luck with the revising! It’ll be great! πŸ˜€

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I’ve sure got a lot of work to do … and I wasted forever doing random stuff today. XD

      • Lana
        Reply

        Hehe, so have I. *needs to stop procrastinating and try to write something…*

  • Rebekah
    Reply

    You got this Kellyn! I’ll try to keep you accountable, but I don’t like this whole cannon business.

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