If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, May 6, 2013

My hero.

I had to make a difficult decision this morning. It’s the kind of decision that can change how this entire month plays out. Like a character deciding whether or not she wants to be a hero. Well I decided I did want to be a hero, a hero to myself. 

Story A Day is meant to be a story everyday- but I’ve decided I’m using it for revisions. My brain keeps heading back there, to Ebony and Kaige, Razzle and Aurora. I have only written 2 short stories- but I’ve managed loads of rewrites. It still counts as writing, at least in my brain. 

So instead of fighting myself on what I’m doing, I’m going to roll with it, be my own hero, save myself the struggle and just revise, revise, revise. 

Whose hero have you been lately? 

14 comments:

Old Kitty said...

You make a GREAT hero!!! Good for you!! Good luck with your revising!!! Take care
x

Angeline Trevena said...

Sometimes we just have to change our plans to do what's best for ourselves. I've not felt very heroic at all recently, I just keep putting things off instead of being proactive.

Sarah Chafin said...

Good luck with your revisions. That's what I'm working on this month too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you're in revision mode, roll with it!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Writing is writing - you have to follow the passion, and if it's in revisions, then that is what you need to do.

Crystal Collier said...

Excellent. To thine own self be true, eh? Have a blast with the revisions!

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm in revision mode too. I like Steven King's advice to keep revisions to a minimum. I think he said he does three or four and that's it.

Jai said...

When you are in revision mode you have to go with it.

I was a hero to my grand daughter on Saturday. During her soccer game the ball rolled right to my feet and I through it to the ref. She was so proud of me - it was awesome.

Jean Davis said...

Do what what project wants to be done. Fighting it only causes headaches and lackluster stories. Good for you for making that call.

I have a couple shorts I want to revise as part of the short story month effort so I'm with you there. I figure even if it's not exactly the goal of the challenge, we're still writing, right? That's the important thing.

Susan Kane said...

Crystal said it well.

Whose hero have I been? I will have to give that one some thought.

LTM said...

GREAT call!!! Revisions are always a super bet--especially if you've got the book done. It'll only get stronger!

Good luck~ <3

M Pax said...

That's smart. Always follow the path screaming the loudest. :D Best with your revisions.

Christine Rains said...

Go the path you need to. I've been revising lately. Just finished my final proof today and on to formatting. I need a nap.

Michael Di Gesu said...

REVISING IS WRITING, Summer. I have been in revisions for almost a year, and I certainly count is as writing.

GOOD LUCK and congrats on being a hero to yourself!

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