Monday, January 26, 2015

My relief, hunger and rewrites

My boy taking his nap

Relief
My boy is back to his hyperactive-self and driving me crazy, which I love. His final blood work came back and confirmed that he indeed does have Addison's disease, but since taking his medication he is so much better. Thank you to everyone who wished me and him well.

Hunger
My family and I started the real meal revolution program today (Banting) and I'm starving. No carbohydrates, refined foods, junk food, sugar and so forth. But you are allowed to eat animal protein, veggies and fats like butter, avocado's and so on. I'm really grumpy today because I love potatoes and now I can't have any. Urgh! But the first few days are always the worst, right? I can do this!

Rewrites
I had intended to start on my second book's rewrites last week, but when I read through the first few chapters, there were a lot of things I had to think through first. Like the feel of the second book wasn't what I wanted. I didn't like how the story was unfolding or the voice with which I wrote it. I also had to decide on the level of romance I wanted in my book. I want to keep the love scenes classy, yet entertaining, so I had to do a lot of thinking. Book two continues with the same characters from book one, which had originally been one 145 000 word novel. So I wanted the style and feel to carryover to book two and it didn't. But I can work it out. I just have to get my head clear.

How are you doing?

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  1. Glad your pup is doing better!
    Read through the whole story and decide where you want to change it. A new path will probably present itself when you do that.
    You can do it!

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    1. Thank you Alex! That definitely sounds like a plan.

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  2. So good to know your boy is doing better. It's hard when they're not well.

    I know just what you mean with your rewrites. I read the entire story out loud to myself (or get someone to read it aloud to you), and that always helps me figure out what needs to be changed. Good luck with it!

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  3. Good for you to look at things like voice before you start editing! It takes more time now, but it'll be worth it in the end.

    So glad your pup is on the mend. But make sure to tell him not to get sick over Christmas again, it's not fair :-)

    I love potatoes too - wouldn't be able to give them up! Good luck.

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    1. Thank you! Potatoes are the best. They make any meal wonderful. I hope my son stays healthy because my budget and mental health can't take another incident.

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  4. Glad you have good news in lots of areas, Murees! You'll be much more cheerful now that your dog is feeling better. I know new diets are hard, but I hope it's gets easier as time goes by. Wishing you the best in all of your projects.

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    1. Thank you Deanie! The fact that my boy is back to normal is making me very happy.

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  5. Your boy is beautiful. Willy Dunne Wooters insists that we take Franklin for a ride in the car every weekend because Franklin enjoys it. Franklin quickly learned to jump in the front and then move to the back so Mom can get in.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you. My dog loves driving as well. I think they enjoy the fact that we take them along instead of leaving them at home and of course driving is fun to them too.

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  6. Lots of good news, Murees!
    I'm happy to hear that your boy is doing well.
    Good luck with the eating programme, just take it a day at a time.
    Maybe you could record yourself reading, or get somebody else to read your story aloud, and then when you play it back, things will start to fall into place and you can make adjustments.
    Let us know how it goes. (If I lived closer to you, I could've read it for you...)

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    1. Thank you Michelle! The eating program is so tough. I'm really having doubts now. But Oh well. The reading out loud does sound like a good plan. Someone else also suggested it and I will definitely try it, thank you. It would have been nice if we lived closer together.

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  7. I love potatoes too! In fact, I ate a leftover baked potato for breakfast this morning :)

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    1. I feel like crying right now. I am really struggling with the banting program. I want a potato and Coca-Cola so bad :( But oh well. You enjoy those potatoes for the both of us.

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