Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Haven't found the perfect Whedon-worthy line yet, but I did come up with something better than what I had before. Now I've just about finished the first section of chapter six.

20% through the MS. I am really going to have to pick up the pace soon.

Paging Joss Whedon

I am one sentence away from finishing chapter five.

But it needs to be a killer, Whedonesque, awesomely-witty-in-the-face-of-mortal-danger sentence.

Nothing is coming to mind.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


And four chapters done. I've also cut almost ten pages so far.

I just got through a tricky bit with a lot of heavier rewriting. I am hoping that when I get past Act I the edit will pick up speed, since most of what I'll be doing is true editing and not cutting/rewriting.

Goal for the next week: get to 25%/end of Act I.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Chugging Along

Three chapters edited. *rousing cheer*

Twenty-three more to go. *dramatic sigh*

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Ah, the return of the % posts.

Yeah, I'm 10% through the line edit. And yeah, I'd hoped to be farther along by now. When don't I hope to be farther along? The article ate up my writing time for the last few days, but today I got back to it.

My revised goal is to make it to 15% by the end of the weekend.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Checking In

Two chapter edited! It's going faster now.

My new goal is to be done with Act I by this time next week. I have to write an article this weekend, so I won't have any extra time to edit, but next week The Son is off school for April break and has 3 mornings of art camp, and I have practically no tutoring kids.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lesson Learned, Part 1,162

Yesterday I had plenty of opportunity to write, but I managed my time poorly and only worked on the edit for 15 minutes. But it wasn't a total loss, because I learned something about the way I need to be working on this draft: I need to work at the library. This editing demands a high level of focus, and there are too many distractions and other things I should be doing at home. If I've had a good editing session at the library and I'm on a roll, then I can sometimes get more done at home later; but for now, I need to get my 1-2 hours a day at the library or I can't guarantee it's going to get done.

Today my schedule was packed, but I had two free hours between my morning and afternoon tutoring students, so I ate lunch at my table (shhhh... against library rules) and worked on the book for two hours. Made some great progress! I'm planning to do two more hours at the library tomorrow.