Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The revision

Rebecca and I are working overtime to get this draft ready by tomorrow night. We finished up the synopsis (I hope; I keep having second thoughts. It's hard as hell to get 70,000 words condensed into two pages without sounding dry.)

So why am I blogging? She's reviewing the chapters and pointing out mistakes I've missed; mostly typos I've made from corrections in the last few days. Magazines rusted! His padded chair magically changes to a plastic yellow chair! The time for major changes is gone, though I've deleted another 500 words. Really, I just want the first third of the book to read okay. For my part, if I get a third of the way through a book and enjoy it, I have to finish it.

I really, really want to do this for a living.


  1. Hope it's going smoothly for you guys. Keeping my fingers crossed.


  2. So far, it's going great - but our brains are crashing and burning. Trying to get this to the point where I can send it back tonight; it's in much better shape than it was a week ago (EXTRA HUGE thanks to you and Marva; I'm following your previous advice while editing), but... I've been looking at this thing so long, I can't tell what works and what doesn't any more!