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13 November 2013 @ 09:20 pm
triumph. sort of.  

I believe I’ve bashed this book into functional shape. Mostly, at least. The manuscript is 2 chapters and 2K shorter than it was before, which is a totally useless way of describing it, because it must have at least 30% new content, possibly more. The dead weight has been cut, wrong decisions by the author have been removed, and things I thought had to be that way turned out not to, so that was a lot of revising for only being 17k (now 15K) into the book.

Now all I have to do is write another 50K on it by the end of the month. :p

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on November 13th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
You go, girl! Er..woman.
Andrea Blythe: death joyousblythe025 on November 14th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
That is some heavy lifting. Woohoo!
saare_snowqueensaare_snowqueen on November 14th, 2013 09:06 am (UTC)
Ancillary Triumph
Thank you. This has helped me come to terms with what I must do to fix my weird mutants urban detective fantasy which has been stalled for months now. I've long known what I needed to do - just been too chicken-shite to face it.
kitmizkit on November 14th, 2013 09:18 am (UTC)
Re: Ancillary Triumph
The chicken-shite is indeed the real problem with this kind of issue. I'd been trying for weeks to convince myself that the problem was oh, anything but having to rewrite. :) It usually takes me at least a few days, although once I backed myself into a corner (a really dreadful, like, series-stopping corner in the Walker Papers), stared at it, realized that simply could not work, and threw it out and started over within about three minutes. I wish I could always do that. :)
saare_snowqueensaare_snowqueen on November 14th, 2013 09:24 am (UTC)
Re: Ancillary Triumph
You and me both. Thank you again for reminding me
kitmizkit on November 14th, 2013 09:59 am (UTC)
Re: Ancillary Triumph
you're welcome! good luck! :)