Thursday, April 19, 2007

Marinating Season

All together now...breathe in...hold it...hold it...exhale slowly. Yee ha! I've finished the revisions for Armadillo Season. I cut about 4k words and one whole character's plotline and I have to say it's much better, more focused and tighter. When I'm doing revisions, it's pretty hard to actually do anything else - any free moment I want to work on the MS. The timing is good, because there is a new CSI on tonight, and I can now watch it unencumbered. That would be the original, fabulous Las Vegas CSI, not the lame one with that red-headed guy who is so intensely irritating.

Now it's marinating season. I have to sit on it a bit and take a fresh look at it in a little while to make sure the scars don't show before I send it back to Agent E for her eagle eye to peruse. I had to get rid of some of my favorite bits, but I think the book is much better for it. Whew.

On this date: In 1995, Timothy McVeigh bombed the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City.

2 comments:

Linda D. said...

yay!! What a great feeling, eh?

There's no better way to celebrate than with a fantastic new episode of CSI. Unfortunately I missed it last night because of all the hockey fanatics in our house. They insisted that the playoffs were more important.

But yay for your finished revisions! Good luck!

Robin L said...

Congratulations! That was pretty darn fast...it seems to me.

And being a baker rather than a griller, I call those rest periods "risings". I love to have enough time to set the mss aside and let it rise one more time before I knead it into submission. ;-)