Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I'm Back! For Real This Time...

Wow, now that was a long break! I've missed everyone and I'm so happy to be back!

In my previous post, I told you I was hoping to get the rough draft of my new manuscript done over the summer. Well, I was actually a lot more productive than I ever dreamed I could be. My goal was to have a draft done by Sept. 1 so I could sign up for a local Revision Retreat Weekend led by author Darcy Pattison the weekend of Sept. 14-16. Not only did I get the rough draft done, but I got through two revisions (just enough so I could let the others in the workshop read my manuscript and not feel like I had to go hide in a hole after). :)

So, in a couple of weeks I'll be taking part in the Revision Retreat Weekend, and I can't wait! I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. But next week, I'll have a special post to help a friend celebrate some awesome news!

How was your summer? Was it productive? Or did you enjoy some time off?

Have a great week, everyone!

36 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations! How awesome to get so much done!

I also had a productive summer. I completed my WIP and did several rounds of revisions!

SA Larsenッ said...

So happy to have you back!! As you already know, I took most of the summer off; didn't even do much writing other than freelance work. I've never done that before, but our family needed to share time together. It was well worth it.

So excited to start working on my fiction, though!

Old Kitty said...

Lovely Susan!! Great to see you back in blogland!! Oh but you have been a beautiful busy bee! Yay for you!!!

That retreat sounds amazing! Take care
x

The Spooky Whisk said...

Good first post back. Congrats.

Brian said...

WOW! asounds like you were darn productive! Welcome back!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

See, Susan? You were missed. I'm glad you got so much done over the summer. Thanks for popping over to my blog. It meant a lot. Roland

Bish Denham said...

Wow, good for you Susan. And welcome back!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Hey!! welcome back!

I was productive until about mid July. Then I just gave up and enjoyed the summer. LOL

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Welcome back, friend!

Yep, my summer writing was pretty productive, against all odds. My house is a mess because of it, but what's new! ha ha!

I'm so glad you had a good summer. <3

Carolyn V said...

That is amazing that you got it written and revised twice!!! Congrats! (I need to get my butt in my chair and follow your example!)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's great, Susan! Now you're ahead of the game.
Doing revisions to my third book now.

Jemi Fraser said...

Good for you! I have to let my first drafts sit for a while before I can dive back into revisions. I did finish one first draft and am closing in on another one - revision season to come!

DEZMOND said...

that was the longest break in blogging breaks, Suzie :) Welcome back!

Lynda R Young said...

That's so fantastic about all the writing you got done. Brilliant!!
Welcome back :)

Kelly Polark said...

I'm so glad you were so productive! My summer was busy but not with writing!! :) But I'm on the right write track now!
Welcome back!

The Golden Eagle said...

Welcome back! :)

Congratulations on all your writing progress. That's awesome!

Shakespeare said...

Fantastic work!

I am never so productive in the summer... having kids at home makes that impossible.

*sigh*

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations! How wonderful to get so much done!

Nas

Trisha said...

I'm so jealous of that revision retreat! I'd love to do something like that. Maaaaan.

Welcome back Susan :) and yes, that was a more than long enough break! in MY humble opinion. hehe

Jai Joshi said...

That's great news, Susan! Congratulations on doing so well and steaming ahead like that.

My summer was definitely productive. I've been on a learning curve and am happy about the progress I've made.

It's good to have you back, Susan!

Jai

Jackee said...

Very glad you are back. And that we are back at the same TIME! LOL! Hugs!

Lydia Kang said...

I definitely took some time off, but I was also pretty busy with edits too. Glad you're back!

Anne Gallagher said...

Good to see you back. Congrats on getting all that work done. Go You!

cleemckenzie said...

Welcome back and with all the revision energy, too!

Here's to fall and all that it will bring.

Theresa Milstein said...

YaY, it's great to see you back! Glad you had a productive summer. I did write, edit, or revise nearly everyday, but didn't get as much done as I would've liked.

Carol Riggs said...

Way to go, you!!! Congrats on the draft done PLUS revisions. Hope the revision retreat goes well, and you get great feedback. :)

My summer wasn't productive writing-wise--I moved to California and I'm still somewhat in limbo. Trying to get back into the swing of writing lately.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on your progress. I know you are going to wow everyone at your retreat. :)

We're glad to have you back.

Southpaw said...

Big congrats! Color me impressed.

Leslie S. Rose said...

I have Revision Retreat envy. I always think I'm going to be more productive in the summer than I end of being. Oh well. Time to get back into my routine.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm both impressed and jealous. All I managed to do was edit a few chapters of my WIP. That's why I was soooo happy when the kids went back to school yesterday. Now I can finally get in some series edits.

Medeia Sharif said...

Welcome back. It's good to hear about your productivity. :)

Talli Roland said...

Welcome back! Sounds like it was a very productive summer indeed. Great stuff.

Deniz Bevan said...

Awesome! Hope you have a great time at the retreat!
Welcome back :-)

Margo Berendsen said...

That's exactly what I need! A revision retreat! Except three days would just be a starter for me. I'm amazed at how much longer it takes me to revise than to rough draft. Like, double the time, or more...Eager to hear what you have to say about this retreat.

Marcia said...

I'm glad your summer was so productive! So often people say that they didn't get nearly as much done as they'd planned, or that the summer just sped by too fast. Welcome back.

Velva said...

Welcome back!!! It is a good feeling when your summer is so productive. Awesome! Enjoy the retreat.

Velva