Happy Monday, everyone!
I was working on Cyberlama revisions this weekend. When I started this second draft, I had planned to write in new sections with pen and paper, but I'm finding that as I get into more problematic areas all I can really do for now is jot down general notes like "more here," and "expand on this, what is she really feeling?" I feel like the first draft was not as far along as I had hoped it would be, and I need to approach it more conceptually for a bit first. That's not necessarily a problem, but I'm proud of myself for recognizing this now. I can easily see how I could have wasted several weeks fixing the surface of the story only to find out later that the foundation was not yet in place.
I'm also gearing up to apply for a local "manuscript finishing" fellowship, and I'm a little conflicted. The application requires two letters of recommendation, and I thought I would ask two of my writer friends to jump in. But after talking to the organizer I was told that I needed to ask two "experts." My problem is that my view of experts does not jive with the organizer's view of experts. My friends are the people I respect intellectually and writerualectually. I'm friends with them because I respect them. Do I stick to my guns or follow directions?
How are your weeks starting out, y'all?