Sorry, I ended up getting absorbed in reading an old work last night, and stayed up waaaaay too late. It’s a pleasure to read something from last year that I’ve written, and I have no desire to change yet. Usually I want to grab the red pen and shift sentences around, eliminate words, etc. but I didn’t feel that urge. I’m sure I’ll feel differently once the editor gets ahold of it.
On the other hand, I did do some heavy editing earlier, both yesterday before work and early evening after dinner. I printed out the 52+K version of NSR and made an entire hardcopy pass. I’ve got half of those edits made back in the main file. It was a good opportunity for me to put the threads all back in my head. Sometimes, I can’t see the big picture like I need to. I can’t see if I’m using too much green, or not enough orange, or if the red has been entirely forgotten for 50+ pages. I’m very pleased with this revision so far. It’s tight, the plots weave well, and I left myself itching to hurry up with the next scene already, which is a good thing.
I still need to write something for the Drollerie Press blog tour 1/31. I haven’t been inspired yet. Part of me thinks I should use the opportunity to “dream in rhyme” but the right poem hasn’t hit me yet. I don’t know whether to do a parody, or a hidey-hidey-ho song, or what. We’ll see what I come up with. I’m running out of time!