Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Making A Mess

Today was productive. After the last three days of fun-making – well, two days… yesterday I was just lazy – I decided that I needed to get on the ball and work. This rewrite wasn’t going to finish itself. And honestly, I can’t wait to see what JR thinks about it.

I received some notes from my sister too, so that makes four betas with four very unique perspectives on what needed tweaking. Every single one of them had valid points (dang it! That’s a lot of work!!!).

I had already spent countless hours stewing over the notes I’d received last week. Working out in my mind how I could correct the problems – what sorts of things I wanted to interject into the manuscript. I had also gone through all the inline notes and either fixed the minor issues or made notes of the major issues within my working copy (that in itself is a ton of work).

So by the time I opened everything today, I was ready to solidify my plan. I made a list of everything I needed to add. Basically taking a look at each issue that was raised, and then noting the item (or usually numerous items) that needed to be added to correct it. That “To Do List” clocked in at two single-spaced pages. Gag.

Then I spent the remainder of the day inserting each one into the text as a note. Because knowing you need to add something is one thing, figuring out where to put it, that’s quite another! At one point I was making a list of one particular character, when she entered and exited scenes, and what the scenes covered, just so that I could figure out where the most logical place was to put one item (that will probably only boil down to three sentences at most).

That’s all done. I’m left with a mess. I mean, it’s pretty daunting to look at all the notes when they’re put together and dissected.

Now all I have to do is go through the entire book and fill in/ fix everything noted … AND rewrite chapter 18 (of course, I knew that last week). Once that’s done, I’ll reread and it will be finished.

I hope.

I know this wasn’t a very enlightening post and you’re probably bored. Sorry. LOL

It’s now midnight and I’m exhausted. I think I’ll crawl into bed. 'Night all.


  1. Sounds like you got a ton done. Woot! You're on your way!

  2. Keep going! You're almost there.;)



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