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"Write this down for the next generation so people not yet born will praise God." Psalm 102:18

"Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others." Habakkuk 2:2

Monday, September 27, 2010

Back to the Drawing Board

Today finds me back to life as normal? If there is such a thing as normal. It took me all of last week to recover from the ACFW conference. Talk about intense! It took me a while to process everything.

So now I'm back to the drawing board or should I say writing board. One of the classes I took at the conference was on showing vs. telling. I find that I still am trying to get a grasp on this concept. I'm beginning to recognize it in books I'm reading, but not always successful of identifying it in my own work.

Out comes the surgical knife as I try and cut out those sections in my four chapters that tell instead of showing. Today I managed to work through my prologue and first chapter. I'm taking a short break before trying again. This week I plan to go through my four chapters before moving on to writing chapter five. Friday will begin Novel Track again and my goal is 20,000 words this time - double what I wrote in July. It's good to be back in the saddle again! :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm still getting over the conference:). Good luck as you work on showing vs. telling. Blessings,