Aug 31, 2009

Rewriting

A few weeks ago, I checked out a book from the local public library about novel writing. In it, a famous writer was quoted as saying: novel writing isn't writing ... it's rewriting.

Well, I've been remiss on the blog of late because I've been immersed in rewriting my manuscript for my first novel. I don't have an agent yet ... but I've got someone who's been very encouraging after rejecting it twice (not because it isn't good, presumably, but because it isn't yet right for her). Anyhoo, it's getting a total overhaul and a new title: The Heart of the Beast.

But that doesn't mean I haven't been sneaking into the studio and playing with my dolls! But I've mostly been reworking existing dolls ... not making anything new. My Robert Hamilton is gradually getting an entire Scottish wardrobe. Including hats. Robert looks good in hats (and kilts). So far, he's got a regimental uniform circa 1790 and a Jacobite-era belted plaid and waistcoat. Hatwise, I made him a Jacobite beret, a glengarry and a big fur busby. I have too much fun, don't I? Right now I'm reworking my Alexander Hamilton that was featured in Art Doll Quarterly. I can't help it! I keep improving my techniques and feel the need to keep improving my favorite figures! Hamilton (A. not R.) got a body resculpt, resculpted legs, repainted face, and all new hands/arms. He's also getting kilted. Hey, he was Scottish! Don't know if he ever wore a kilt ... but who's to say?

Dan's out of town this week dealing with his aging mom, so I'm chauffering Miss Emma to school and back. Gotta go pick her up in a minute from Girl Scout's ... so I thought I'd pop in and say "hey" while I had a minute.

Nina

15 comments:

Jennifer Hepler said...

I am interested in you wonderful ADQ dolls are they going to be available? Thank you
jennifer Hepler

Nina Mason said...

Jennifer:

Thanks for your interest. Of the dolls featured in ADQ, the Washingtons are currently for sale on my available works blog, which you can reach through a link on this page. The Jefferson at the desk is spoken for and the Hamiltons are part of my own treasured collection. I do, however, accept commissions, if there's someone in particular you'd like for yourself.

Nina

Jennifer Hepler said...

Nina, I really like your poppett who wanted to be a moppett, not sure if I spelled that right : ) Can you send me a pic of her sweet face?
Jennie@cupidswing.com
Thank you!

Jennifer Hepler said...

Hi Nina! Did you get a message from me yesterday? I sent you a note with my eamil attached, I owuld like your poppet who wants to be a moppet.
Happy Thursday!

Nina Mason said...

Jennifer:

I did get your note and sent you an email back with a photo of the poppet. I did not have a close-up of her face in the file and my husband's in California this week with the digital camera. If you're sure you want the poppet, I'll put her aside and send you a paypal invoice. I won't be able to ship her until early next week, though. Hope that's okay.

Nina

Jennifer Hepler said...

I might have mis-typed my email because I have not receives any thing yet. It's Jennie@cupidswing.com Can you sent it again, Thank you!
Jennie

Nina Mason said...

That's the email I sent it to ... but I'm resending, just in case it got lost in the ethers. Be sure to check your junk folder. It also might have gotten stuck because it was a big photo. You never know.

Nina

Nina Mason said...

Jennifer:

I keep getting messages that delivery of my email to you has been delayed. I'm guessing the photo is too big for your system. It's the same one of the poppet on my blog. Let me know if you still want a close up or if still want the doll.

Nina

Jennifer Hepler said...

Yep, I sure do! If you can, send me a paypal request.
Thank you!

Nina Mason said...

Shipping and the stand will add about $25 to the cost of the doll. Do you want the stand? Shipping alone will be around $12.

Nina

Jennifer Hepler said...

Nina, I have a stand for her. Thank you! Jennie

Jennifer Hepler said...

I hate to bother you again, I have not received the paypal invoice. Thank you!

Nina Mason said...

I sent you the invoice yesterday. Is there a problem with your email address?

Nina

Jennifer Hepler said...

:) No problem I know of I've received mail today. Can I email you directly?

Nina Mason said...

Yes. I sent you a test email also ... so something's not right. NinaMasonDolls@gmail.com

N.