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12 June 2007 @ 10:52 pm
dooooooone glorious DOOOOOOONE  

541 page. God, that's 64 pages and six chapters longer than the last draft. 125,941 words. I think I cut about half the book, and I rewrote very nearly everything that wasn't cut.

To celebrate, I have eaten the amazingly good savory crusted cod with red sauce dinner that Ted made, and eaten some ice cream, and watched four episodes of Alias, and...

...and oh, look, my other editor sent me a revision letter for THE QUEEN'S BASTARD today, just like she said she would.

I'll be over here, weeping in my beer. :)


So the rest of this week looks like:

- Wednesday: revise the revisions. Send to test readers. Read the TQB revision letter. Maybe rent a new place to live. Sulk if necessary.

- Thursday: get Chance in the mail. Sulking on the horizon. Discuss electriCity with drivingblind. Get back on the weight loss wagon.

- Friday: go into Cork & 1. get hair cut; 2. maybe buy old Chronicles of Narnia boxed set. Further sulking forecast.

- Saturday: maybe READ A BOOK or three. Especially if I can find RIVER OF THE WORLD. Suggest to self that's enough sulking.

- Sunday: Reading still sounds good, doesn't it? Maybe respond to reader comments on HoC, if I'm feelin' crazy.

- Monday: Send HoC to my editor. Stop sulking, and get to work on TQB revisions.
Current Mood: giddytriumphant!
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on June 12th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
Rah, rah, rah! Well done, that Kit.

Jim C. Hines: Plot Bunnyjimhines on June 12th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo! Congrats, and I hope you enjoyed your brief moment of rest :-)
silkiemom on June 13th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Yay! Kit triumphant!
O'Mike aka  onyxhawkeonyxhawke on June 13th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
desperancedesperance on June 13th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
What is it, Wednesday today? Click the 'Buy Now' button on this page and fill in the simple form that follows, and I guarantee that 'River of the World' will go in the post today, first class. It really ought to reach you by Saturday...
kitmizkit on June 13th, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)
Done, and we can hope it'll arrive Friday, as mail's not delivered on Saturdays. We'll see! :)
desperancedesperance on June 13th, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)
Hee - admire my salespersonship!

But, no post? On Saturdays? What's that Celtic Tiger do, settle down for a long weekend purr...?

(Yup. I know, I've been there. Weekends are sacred. I just hadn't realised that post was sacrilegious; in this house, it's blessed.)
kitmizkit on June 13th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
I know, isn't it bizarre? I haven't gotten used to that. Of course, I'm not used to them sticking the mail in through the front door, either...

I had, in fact, been going to ask you if there was a preferred way for me to order a copy of a book from you, since I hadn't been able to find it handily in Cork. So it all works out! (Although I've got to learn to stop translating English pounds into US dollars, because *God*. Good thing I really liked the first book. O.O)
desperancedesperance on June 13th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
*gulp* Is expensive, I know. I'll slip something in to sweeten the deal. (The cost of shipping pretty much wipes out the discount I get, and I order them by the boxful because they're not generally in the shops over here, and then even my friends go and order them from Amazon 'cos it's cheaper, and... Well, you get the picture. I am not a retail genius.)
kitmizkit on June 13th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't worry about it, if I'd decided it was too much I wouldn't have ordered. :) And I do appreciate that entire line of logic, right down to the "not retail genius" part. My deep sympathies about that. :)
Natural20natural20 on June 13th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
Yay for doneness.

Boo for sulking.
kitmizkit on June 13th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
No sulking after all! All is well! Yaaay! :)
Steve Nagystevenagy on June 13th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
Good job. :-)

BTW, I've got a review/post over on my LJ about Urban Shaman*, using it as a kickoff for musing about the current state of genre fiction. Really liked the book. Looking forward to picking up Thunderbird Falls and Coyote Dreams.

* - I am so slow when it comes to reading. :-(
kitmizkit on June 13th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool, that was a very interesting essay. And believe me, I feel your pain in regards to reading slowly. I read fast when I read, but I read so *little* these days, the effect is the same.
Janne: Howl brightjanne on June 13th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
Hooray, done! And yay for non-painful next revision!