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I’m sitting on my bed, ignoring the urge to pee for a minute because this is important.
From where I’m sitting I have a good view of our front yard and beyond. I was going to describe the scene but that would stalling and I ain’t doing that no moh. Know why? Because stalling time is over, folks. It’s windy and cold outside, a good day for writing. Crank up the machinery, kk, it’s time to get to back to woik.
I could have waited a bit longer because I still haven’t heard the final verdict from one beta reader, but I have enough feedback from the other three to start tackling revisions. I started doing that today. I tweaked Chapter One. Then I moved some stuff around, pulled from Chapter Four to start Chapter Two, cut some stuff, not too much but I’m definitely going to be streamlining. I’m a little concerned with word count, don’t want to get below 70K but I’ll be adding to this novel, fleshing out characters and such, so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
I think it’s apropos that I should be starting work on Draft Two of EFFIN’ ALBERT today, November 1, 2013. Exactly one year ago I began writing the thing, in synch with the start of NaNoWriMo. I didn’t reach the NaNo goal of 50K words in a month–heck, I don’t even think I reached 3K–but that doesn’t matter. I finished what I started. I’d say that’s an accomplishment, to actually start a novel and finish the damn thing. And I can say with more than a modicum of certainty that, even as is, ALBERT is a decent piece of work. I’m proud of that. My task now is to shape it into a really fine novel. A novel worthy of publication. First ALBERT, then CHERRY. . . unless CHERRY sells first, the possibility of which I’m not discounting but–
Okay. Now I’m stalling.
Back to it. I was going to make a declaration today, on this blog, that whining time for kkellie was over but I think I’m going to hold off on that. Let’s see how this revision process goes. I don’t want to burn any bridges and anyway, I may feel the need to whine, just a little bit. For old times’ sake, maybe. Not today, though. Today is a good day for starting Round Two. I’m ready, willing, and able. And I’ve already started that process so it’s gravy from this point forward. Yep. Time to get to woik but first I’d better go pee.
Just sneezed, dammit.