The week went by so fast! Patrick went to Cherbourg to see his parents and took a side trip with his mom to Deauville and Honfleur. I’m not crazy about Deauville (too Rodeo Drive for me) but I love the little seaport town of Honfleur with its colorful buildings and art galleries. Not to mention all the wonderful places to eat crêpes! Mmm! As a matter of fact, I plan on taking my mom there as soon as she arrives in France! I can’t wait!
Patrick was spoiled with long leisurely lunches out in the garden and dinners by the fireplace (evenings were a little chilly) thanks to his mom who was in the kitchen making all his favorite meals! So, where was I while Patrick was snoozing late, walking on the beach with his dad, and gallivanting around the flea markets and such with his mom?
I was at home working! Yes, who would have “thunk it”! (Not me, that’s for sure!) But I have to admit, it was the perfect time for me to do rewrites on my novel that I had written over a year ago. Where does the time go? After all the changes that had taken place in our lives, I just couldn’t find time to work on it. So it sat there in my computer for over a year!
I had written it in 6 weeks, over 80, 000 words, 320 pages. A story that had been in my head for years and finally I had the perfect setting to sit down and write it. (Thank you Stephanie and Alexis for opening up your beautiful home in the Vallée de Chevreuse, so I could devote all my time to writing.)
In the week that Patrick was gone, I was able to finish a first rewrite and start on a second, and more than likely I’ll do a third, and a…. before I’m ready to show it to a few friends to get some sort of critique on it. Still, nothing is better than leaving what you wrote alone for a long period of time (yes, a year may be stretching it) to get a new perspective on your writing.
Maya Muses: Is it any wonder why I hardly have time to keep up with my blog! After the rewrites, then the real work begins: pitches, query letters, synopses, cover letters and finally finding that one ever so precious agent! (Fingers crossed.)
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