Friday, March 9, 2012

Word Stones


"Like stones, words are laborious and unforgiving, and the fitting of them together, like the fitting of stones, demands great patience and strength of purpose and particular skill."  
~ Edmund Morrison




I haven't been particularly patient or purposeful lately, which means I haven't been too skillful, either. My goal this weekend: to sit my butt down and do some serious revision. 

Hopefully my husband, three children, two cats and a dog will cooperate. What are the odds? Hmmm . . .

What is your goal this weekend?


19 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Maybe I can get a bit done on Sunday, but I was gone last weekend and need to get some stuff done around the house. On Saturday I need to take my daughter to her volunteer group and then I'm going to a SCBWI meet up in the afternoon. I'm not very connected with the people in our SCBWI group so I'm glad I'm going.

SA Larsenッ said...

I'm right there with you! Cyber luck to you!!

Plus, I need to chop out a good section of a book I'm reading for a publisher due out at the end of this month. And I plan on getting some much needed rest after a long winter of illness in our house.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. good luck - me too .. just trying to lose the crud, so I have a clean place and can settle and get on with things! Cheers Hilary

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm going to work on revisions. I made some changes in my first chapter based on agents' comments, and talk about a massive ripple effect. So I'm going to be busy for a while doing that. But that's good. It means I can give my new first draft lots of distance, which is something I'm usually bad at.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I hope the odds work out in your favor doll.

Happy weekend.

PS Thanks for always sharing such lovely thoughtful quotes with us.

Old Kitty said...

I need to finish my chapter 10! LOL! I've been on it for two weeks now - but I must finish it!

Hope you get some writerly time too! Take care
x

Meredith said...

Yay for a productive weekend! I'm hoping for one, too. :) Good luck!

Barbara Watson said...

I'm hoping to revise my ending chapters this weekend. And blog a few posts in advance. We'll see. :-)

Wendy Ewurum said...

oh I do hope they give you a break. I know how hectic it gets with a family.

DL Hammons said...

I got my critiquing done and I'm excited to continue outlining a new project! SQUEE!! :)

Corey Schwartz said...

To get my taxes done. UGHHHHH! I'll be happy when that's behind me.

Jemi Fraser said...

Good luck! You never know when the universe will cooperate and give you those moments!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I'm not even pretending to be ambitious. I'll be going to a chess tourney for my boys. It's more exciting that it sounds. Then, I hope to view at least two movies at the theater, and we're starting spring break, which makes me feel like ordering pizza and playing board games.
Happy writing!

Play off the Page

Heather said...

My goals are exactly the same! Here's to getting some serious revising done!

Deb Marshall said...

Goals this weekend are to get in some serious reading (reduce the tbr), make way around to fave blogs to see what's been up-and write a couple more chapters for my MG. Been sloooow going today but getting there. Hope you getting in some serious revisions!

Charmaine Clancy said...

feign some necessary errands then sit down at a cafe for some quality time with your manuscript. :)
Wagging Tales

Fairday Morrow said...

Great quote and it is so true! I had a lot of goals this weekend- but it is Sunday night and I didn't quite meet them all. But- I did get out to enjoy this beautiful weather!

~Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com

Susanne Drazic said...

I hope you accomplished everything you wanted to this weekend. I'm behind on my blog reading, so I'm trying to do some catching up at the moment.

Theresa Milstein said...

I love, love, love this quote. I'm putting it up somewhere and finding a post on my blog that would fit with it. When I'm home, I'm sharing it on Facebook too.

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