Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Around My House

  • Steven is (tentatively) scheduled to leave on the 24th. I keep thinking of odd things I need done around here before he leaves.

  • The kids (and me too!) are still sick. This is week three if you're keeping track. Yesterday Seth woke up SCREAMING about his ears. Steven took him to the doctor and, yup, two ear infections. Then he vomited in the car on the way home. Lovely.

  • Book two is finished (on the 12th). I have my idea for book three but need to figure out my main plot arc. After that I need to get it outlined. :)

  • We still have to do our taxes before Steven leaves (not that I can't do it without him, but still...). I haven't wanted to take the kids out of the house. I think tomorrow, no matter what, we're going. I can't wait to see what our return is!

  • And a FOUR day weekend is coming up. Yippy. We won't be going anywhere but at least I can get everything on my list done!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Editing

I am flying through the edits on this book. Woo Hoo! Having a game plan from the beginning paid off big time.

Currently I'm starting on chapter 15. That's 115 pages of edits in TWO DAYS. And I'm not done for the night.

I have to laugh though, you can tell the mood I was in when I wrote certain chapters. They range from "very clean" to "ugh! this is drek".

... and then there was chapter 8. What the heck was I on when I wrote chapter eight?! I would make a funny joke right here... something like "I must have been smoking crack" but seriously, I had to have been on something... Perhaps too much coffee affected my brain.

That chapter alone took me two hours to edit. Why? It was endless sentences like this:

"The demons are on her."

Huh? This isn't a supernatural thriller. What's going on here?! It took me fifteen minutes to realize what I had tried to say is: "the dimensions are wrong here."

That wasn't even the worst. I had to completely "decode" the entire chapter.

Other than that, it's been smooth sailin'!

Friday, February 9, 2007

Book

Done with first draft.

On to editing

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