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21 July 2007 @ 05:14 pm
All right. I've gotten through chapter fourteen, leaving me four to do, and while I suspect I could do another one tonight, it would probably be better for the book if I didn't. There are things I want to address that my editor did *not* make note of, and at this point it'd be much easier to just let those things go, and I don't want to do that. If I stop now with any luck tomorrow morning I'll feel more like tackling them, and the entire end of the book will be much improved for it.

*thinks* So I'll have the scene that needs rewriting to deal with, and another scene which currently doesn't exist that I'm going to have to both figure o...oh. *runs back to other keyboard*

*returns, triumphant* I think I've figured out how to do all of the revisions! I know how to work in the brand new scene, and the one that needs rewriting isn't that *hard*, I just need to be brainful enough to do it. And I have a pageful of notes now, and I've addressed all the bits I can remember off the top of my head, and if I get those fixed, anything I'm not remembering will probably more or less just (could I use any more qualifiers there?) work its way into being fixed while I'm doing the bits I remember. Yay! Wow, very pleased! I love it when suddenly all the bits tumble together like that. Whew. What a relief!

*runs around happily* I really like this book. I don't know that I've ever really liked a book while it was in the revision stages, so either this is a very good sign or a very bad one. :) Either way, I can't wait for people to get to read it. It's *completely* different from the Walker Papers or from the Negotiator Trilogy (which are themselves nothing alike) and I have no idea if anybody besides me and my editor is going to like it (no, wait, I'm pretty sure my agent liked it too), but I'm really very excited about it. *beam*

And now I am going to go *not* read the new Harry Potter book, because I may be cheerful enough to overcome my aversion to reading while writing something else, but I feel like reading it would be bad for my brain right now. I think I'll fry some eggs and watch movies. :)
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Current Mood: giddygiddy & triumphant!
it's a great life, if you don't weaken: lion in winter oopsmatociquala on July 22nd, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
By the time I post this encouragement, you will probably be done, knowing you.

But GO! GO!
kitmizkit on July 22nd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
In fact, I was finishing pretty much just *as* you posted this encouragement. I suspect it must've provided, all unknowing, that last little boost I needed to wrap up! Thank you! :)