Seventy Pages to Go

I’m still plugging away on the edits for Sanguine.  Less than 70 pages to go but I’m into the stuff that’s harder to fix now and I am currently hating this whole section.

(Of course, I seem to go through that with every novel that I write and edit.)

At the moment I’m trying to find a balance between emotion and melodrama — and between background info and info-dump — all in the same scene.

Yay for melodramatic info-dumps!

Um, no.  I’m working against that. 

(This is what editing does to a writer after a while. You start to argue with yourself. And you start liking stuff you shouldn’t and not liking stuff  you should, and you stay up too late because there are only X number of pages left to go and you can finish it, you know you can!)

I lost a fair amount of time on Thursday doing the Thursday Thread challenge.  Writing a short story using the prompt isn’t the problem – getting it down to 250 words is.  I had over 500 words when I finished and had to cut over half of them.  I liked the story though, so I might put the words back and polish it up to put on Watt Pad or something.

So, it’s been a bit slower going than I had thought it would be, but it is still progress.  I hope to have it done by the end of the day today, but I’m not making any sort of promise to myself, especially as I’ll be losing part of the day by taking my car to its doctor to for repairs.  (The handle for the hatch broke last Saturday and has been held on with electrical tape all week.  I wouldn’t be overly concerned about it except 1) I can’t get my hatch open and 2) it holds the lights for my license plate.)

On a brighter note, Word now recognizes Kaen’s and Gregor’s names again.  I have no idea why it refused to acknowledge them before (just in one paragraph) but I’m blaming retrograde Mercury.

Actually, I’m blaming retrograde Mercury for everything.


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