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1. How I did on last week’s goals: I jumped in and started slicing and dicing up my manuscript. My agent gave me a list of things to go in and reevaluate, and once I started looking at I sent her an even longer list of things I'd like to cut and completely replace.
2. My goal(s) for this week: I'm almost done the first third (I break each manuscript into three acts), so I'd love to make some progress with the second third by next week. I took out a pretty major plotline and need to fill it in with something completely new. I'm still moving things around and trying to feel out what's supposed to be there instead.
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: “I told you,” she said. “I can always tell when someone’s lying. And I also know that you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t meant to be.” She picked up my ratty paperback and tossed it at me. I caught it by the edge of its slick, glossy jacket.
“So study up,” Mackenzie said. “You’re not going anywhere.”
5. Something I love about my WiP: that this revision is focusing on the importance of friendships, and it makes my heart happy to write.