Thursday, March 22

Cat Lessons

This is a picture of my cat, Callie, hiding in my pillowcase. Apparently the little person we had visiting made it necessary to bury her head.

Most of the time, Callie is the epitome of a curious cat. Especially when it comes to closed doors.

She hates closed doors. If it's closed, it must be opened immediately just so she can take a walk inside and make sure nothing's been changed. Pity my daughter's bathroom visits.

What's behind door number four?

Four.

That's my current revision number. BixBeta4.

I've come to some doors in this version that I didn't even realize were there. And I'm loving this previously unrevealed path behind that door.

I'm pretty sure by the time I'm done with this version, there will huge chunks that were never in the previous versions as well as huge chunks left on the editing floor.

And I'm surprised that I'm okay with that. I have to be honest and admit that while I've completed seven books, this is the first one that I've ever done major retooling of. Either I've matured as a writer or it just goes to show how much i love my boy, Bix.

The other lesson I've learned from Cal--persistence. Okay, I may not howl at the door to be opened, but I am learning to beat it down and find the ore hidden behind it.

6 comments:

  1. Love the post, Margie--and the cat!

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  2. Aww. I love cats. And I love Bix! Nice post, Margie!

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  3. Great post, Margie! Keep beating those doors and forging those paths for your boy!

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  4. I love the putty-tat! So sweet!

    I think you're growing as a writer, don't we all? AND I think you love that boy like a child.

    Good luck with the rewrite.

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  5. I had to think of a post so I could publish the picture of Callie. LOL. thanks for stopping by everybody. love you guys

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