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3 days, 19 chapters. I’m two chapters away from revision #1. (And yes, I already know there will be more.) I was sick yesterday, so I took advantage of the fact that it made my eyes cross to stand up, and I spent the day on the couch, my new revision cave since the futon that served this purpose last year has made a quiet exit stage right. I got a hell of a lot done.

This sounds good, but I’m beginning to remember why I make myself wait a week or two before diving into these — I know I’m missing things, probably big things. I’ve cut, at least on paper, something like 4K words. I’ve moved whole scenes around. This should feel satisfying, but I can’t escape the feeling that I’m missing something big, particularly at the end– some giant, swallow-the-apartment-whole plot hole disguised behind a pile of brush or something.

So yeah, I guess the honeymoon phase is over. πŸ™‚

It’s polished, don’t get me wrong. This is easily the most polished first draft I’ve ever put out. Which is comforting, as it means I am still learning, and (hopefully) improving. I think that’s part of the problem, actually –I’m used to seeing a thousand continuity issues, glaring consistency errors, typos, logic failings, and whatnot, and I’m just not seeing those. But I assume they are still there, which may or may not be true.I guess the next step will be to send it out and see if my betas go augh! what are you trying to do to me!



(And yes, Jill Myles, that is your 2nd book hiding in the top right. I loved it. πŸ™‚ )