My computer screen has changed somehow. It seems smaller to me. I've fiddled with the "zoom," but it just seems wrong. Oh well.
Elementals revision began in earnest last night. I don't have much month left to finish this.
TT: I'm trying to ignore my previous lessons with submission, which were "you'll never hear from the publisher again except to be rejected." That can't always be true. On the off-chance this time will be different, I should be ready.
I'm a bit concerned but trying to stay calm. I'm almost halfway through and still have almost 7K words to cut. I haven't discarded much the last two times I've sat down with it. Then again, the "Dyana" parts are more worked over than the "Glorya" parts. If I haven't worked it out by The End, I'll ask for reader suggestions. Maybe The Lioness will again grace me with her skills.
Mostly I'm rearranging sentences to take out a word here and a word there. A few times I've slashed entire paragraphs - blocks of "telling" that read more like "notes to self" than part of the story. Oh, and removing "that." I have a few "thats" no matter how carefully I write around them.
That's about it for this morning. I'm a bit tired from vacation and wishing I could go back to bed for a three-hour nap instead of go to work for an eight-hour not-nap. Oh well. God willing, I'll sleep tonight.
After more revising.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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