Sunday Bliss – More or Less

At last! I got through the rest of Magellan’s Witch. The read-back caught a lot of typos I probably never would have found on my own. I hit some boring patches and either deleted them or fixed them — I hope. I deleted a chapter, split another in two and changed the POV (point of view) on one of them. This morning I added in the stuff to support my Fantastic Solution To A Nagging Issue. I have about 92,000 words. Which is about where I tend to up up no matter what, give or take a couple thousand. So, now this thing goes out to readers. My wonderful printer that does duplex (on my gosh, I am SO IN LOVE with this feature!!!) saved me a couple hundred sheets of paper when I printed it out for my neighbor who’s a journalist. And how I’m going to get it into Word (can I just say YUCK! here?) and email it to my agent and a writer acquaintance. We’ll see if I get feedback in time, since RWA is right in the middle of this. Rats.

OK, so what do I think about this book? I’m so close it’s hard to say. I’m pretty sure the first 10 chapters totally rock and I’m hoping my work of the last two weeks has gotten the rest to match. I crossed some lines in this book, to which I say, so freaking what? That’s just how this book had to be. My heroine has multiple encounters with characters who are not the hero and I’ll also just put it out there that sometimes the hero is present during those encounters, and he’s not just sitting around on his hands either. And, there’s some inter species shape shifting stuff, too.

I have three more weeks to work on this. I’ll start another read-through tomorrow sometime.

What else? I’m going to relax for what’s left of the day. I’ve done the shopping and I’m going to read and surf the net and maybe play around on MySpace.

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2 Responses to “Sunday Bliss – More or Less”

  1. Megan Frampton says:

    Yay, Carolyn!
    Relaxing is a good idea. Maybe give yourself one more day before starting another read-through?

  2. Carolyn says:

    Thanks, Megan. A whole day relaxing? I dunno….