Getting there

A few minutes ago I finished the edits suggested by my beta (test) reader, Lauri. With her help (and I actually cut more than she suggested), I've slashed the word count from 288,000 down to....drum roll please....217,600 words!!!!That's a grand total of over 70,000...

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Word Loss Update

I'm down to 225,500 words (from 288,000 and change). I've cut out what nearly amounts to a novel, in some genres. It's a little like someone losing enough body weight to equal another person. I don't know whether to be proud of this... or embarrassed.Once I finish...

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Hard Work? Yeah, I suppose so….

Recently my grandmother, Margaret, who reads my blog (Hi Grandma!), wrote to me and mentioned that she never realized how much work it is to write a book. Writing is hard work, but I'm pretty sure I chose one of the harder types of books to write--a historical based...

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Meeting and Word Count and Goals

Had another great meeting with fellow Southern Oregon ACFW members Beth, Lynn, Anne, Bonnie, and Lorena, yesterday, Saturday the 7th of June, at the lovely Heaven On Earth restaurant and bakery. We talked about our careers, the biz, our WIPs, some disappointments and...

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Re-attachment surgery

Some while back I made a decision about Kindred that didn't make me very happy, but one I thought might be necessary in order for the book to fall anywhere remotely near an acceptable publishable length, for a CBA historical (100,000 to about 150,000 words, in case...

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Word…

... count update.246,000Long way to go still. But nice to be on the good side of 250,000.A friend commented to me that just like much of film making happens in post production, much of novel making happens in the post first draft edits. Never so much for me as with...

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It takes a village…

I've finished editing the Beta 4 section. Total word count is down to 254,500. On to Beta 5.... and then we'll do this all over again.Aside from needing to bring the word count down, preferably to under 200,000, there are other issues I need to address concerning my...

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Busy as a Beaver

It's been a busy month (writing-wise), so thought I'd post an update--this is meant to be my editing journal, after all. I'm still editing my way through Kindred/Take 2, and feeling encouraged by how much I've been able to cut out the past few days, just weeding...

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A Meeting of the Minds

Or a meeting of the Muses? Here we are, the Southern Oregon (unofficial) Chapter of ACFW, at our second quarterly meeting yesterday. From left to right: Beth Goddard, Bonnie Leon, moi, Ann Shorey, Lorena McCourtney, and Lynn Ludwick. All these lovely ladies are...

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Thursday Hodgepodge

Or: My New Monitor, WIP Cuts, and an Upcoming ACFW Meeting After some fiddling and tweaking of color, contrast and brightness settings, my new LCD monitor and I are coexisting in something resembling harmony. Everything is so much bigger, that even after two days of...

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