I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I went to see HP 2 for the second time and I must say it was better the second time around.
Although there are differences from JK's incredible book, the film does give the viewer a terrific sense of what IS going on during the final days of Voldemort's reign. So if you haven't seen this film yet make sure you see it soon. What an amazing experience viewing it at the IMAX in 3D. The only way to see it.
I would also like to officially welcome my newest followers. Time is so precious for all of these days, and I haven't been the greatest at visiting all of you lately. I hope to rectify that as soon as my schedule slows a bit. My new client and revisions on my second novel has taken up a great deal of my time. So new friends, I will get to you soon.
R.S., Shannon, Small Town, Catherine, Shanona, Mel, Rose, Michelle, Phillip, Elizabeth, and Eisley, I am thrilled to call you friends and I look forward to getting to know you better.
Since I was so INVOLVED with HP for the past week or so I hadn't posted my health post, but be sure to drop by tomorrow for more recipes and tips.
For today, I would just like to talk about the patience of revision. At some point in our process we finally think we have the final draft. We get up the nerve to send our child out into the cold, cruel world. I have just done that with not only my current novel, but my first as well.
My CP'S have sent me their suggestions. For the most part they were minimal and they thoroughly enjoyed the novel. YAY.... but I still have two others. One has sent me the first two-thirds. And to my surprise there were many pages of really helpful suggestions. She took the time to point out ALL of the areas that could be improved. So now I am back to square one. Another major revision - page by page.
Don't we all want to achieve the highest level in our writing? Of course we do. This is where patience comes into play.
On Friday I had also received a critique on the first two chapters of my first novel. I had been querying it on an off for almost two years. After great care, she pointed out what I could do to fix the beginning. I had never been asked for a partial or full so I knew something wasn't jelling. So now after eighteen plus months of revisions, I need to start again.
Once more, patience is needed. And along with patience let's add perseverance. These two go hand-in-hand. Without either of them, where would we be?
How patient are you? Have you kept going or given up? Let me hear how patience got you through the rough times.
Have a great Monday everyone.