As I was riding the bus home on Monday, I started planning out these next novel changes. Changing the setting is major, but I think it will be the best rewrite yet. I’ll talk about it a lot more once I really dive into it, but it’s going to take some research.
I went through and made notes like:
- What chapters will this affect?
- Where should “event” happen instead?
- Things might have to be edgier in this new setting.
- Do they even have Pages?
- Research locations, parks, the culture…
It’s going to be a pretty massive overhaul, but one that I think will really improve the story. Overall, I think I can show a bigger impact that Josy’s moving to a new city will have on her. It presents more opportunities in a lot of areas. There are good literary tools that become available. I can also get rid of the boring parts I wrote because it seemed like something needed to be written and replace them with something better.
I’ll have to rename it, but that was likely going to happen if I convince a publisher to publish it anyway.
I’m really excited about all of this!
- The Page & The Magician: 72,051/80,000
All right, so I have a bit of credit card debt to deal with as I wasn’t making quite enough on EI. It’s not what I would’ve liked, but it is what it is.
- OSAP Loan: 3.17%
- Savings: TBD*
*My adviser and I will meet again in the fall to get things rolling here.
It’s almost time for the annual demo at the Japanese Festival (Natsu Matsuri)!
- Gym: 0/3*
- Iaido: I’m doing Tuesdays at home because it has me up too late otherwise.
*I’m going to start this after my birthday.
For my birthday, I may purge one of my chairs and replace it with that bookshelf bench I’ve been wanting. Giving myself extra work to do probably seems like an odd thing to do for my birthday, but I’m working towards eventually having a chaise for reading books/screenplays and watching TVs/movies. The bench is vastly cheaper and will get more of the clutter handled sooner. Then when I can get the chaise, I’ll be able to enjoy my space more.
- Bathroom: Nothing yet.
- Read: 9/30
- Class: I’ve reached out about assessment at work. After that, I can find out about training.
- Piano: I’m going to take classes bi-weekly on Saturdays as having too many events during the week makes me tired for work. This actually works out better because I feel like I need more time in between classes to practice in order to get the most out of lesson time.