Revision Hell: Vicki

I wasn’t going to work on Vicki until next year.  But I was listening to music on my iPhone last night and Need You Now by Lady Antebellum came on.  So I couldn’t help but pull up her file. 

That song speaks to me so loudly.  The back and forth angst is totally Vicki and Elias.  They need each other so badly, but they’ve screwed up, swore they weren’t going to call or get back together, but it’s late.  Cold.  Lonely.  I need you now.  Then Jesse comes along, and Elias has to be there, at first, to make sure she’s okay.  Then he can’t tear himself away, even though he’s uncomfortable.

Last night I got through the first 40 pages.  They’re pretty smooth because I’ve had them done the longest (and read those pages the most).  Latter sections will take much more work, and somewhere, I need to find room for 5-10K more words to make it a nice length.  I know I have several [fix] and [add] notes, so I’m not going to stress about adding too much right now.  Let me get a good, solid, polished meaty draft, and then I’ll see where I am on length.  I think expanding emotions during the steamy scenes and filling the known holes will be enough.

I adore the ending.  ADORE.  Absolutely love it.  It’s just the middle that needs work!

Goal:  be ready for beta readers by Christmas.  Synopsis and submit by end of the year!

7 thoughts on “Revision Hell: Vicki

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  2. Maybe earlier, Sherri. I forgot that I have Thursday and Friday off from the Evil Day Job this week! Supposed to go my Xmas shopping but hey…Vicki might take priority!

  3. Just knowing we are getting close to it is AWESOME. I absoultey love LADY A and that song. Its a great song and I can easily see why you would think of it as their anthem song so to say.

  4. I do that same thing. When a song comes on the radio that reminds me of my work, I always think to go back. But for me its Animal by Neon Trees. That song just won’t go away. Hopefully it means the same for the work it reminds me of. :smile:

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