Posts Tagged ‘cutting room floor’

Ow! And Yet Strangely Refreshing

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Today I cut 15,524 words from The Next Historical which entailed deleting 5 chapters and moving 4 others. I actually thought I’d have to cut even more, but as I looked at the deadwood, I figured out where some would go instead of to the Valley of the Lost Chapters, which helped solidify the beginning a lot. I think. Hope.

Also, tomorrow I will have a guest blogger, fellow Grand Central Publishing author Jeff Rivera Be on the look out for that!


I’m baaack!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Back from visiting my brother and his wife in Santa Barbara. We had a great time, even though I did, sadly, lose my camera somewhere in the SB mountains. Rats. So I do not have any great photos of breathtaking views, although we saw many such views and I’m sure at least some of my pictures were great.

Other than that, I cut a chapter of Xia. Sigh And got up to about chapter 8 or 9 I think on a read through. Which considering that I was doing family visiting stuff, isn’t too bad. Most of that got done in the car on the way there or the way back.

Had to give the Fudgester a bath when I got home. He’d rolled in something v. smelly. Of the not so recently dead variety. He has forgiven me, I think.

I’m in full freak out mode and tired. Back to work.