Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Done. Finished. In the most capable hands of Agent E. Armadillo Season has been revised within an inch of it's life and is very very much better. It took many late nights and quite a bit of help (thanks Natalie) but I'm proud to have my name on it. Now, on to find just the right editor....

It is amazing how much easier revising is from creating. When you're creating fresh copy, it's like pulling thoughts and plotlines out of thin air and if the wind stops blowing you're sunk. Good revisions are just the elimination of preconceived notions of what your MS is about, and the ability to let go. I had to let go of some of my favorite bits - and it was painful but necessary. So long Super Dead Dad Comics - maybe we'll see you again someday in another book.

On this date: In 1916, the Easter Rebellion begins in Dublin.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

I agree that revising is so much easier than writing from scratch...for me, anyway. And I absolutely *loved* ARMADILLO SEASON, Cyn--it's so beautifully written. Thanks for giving me the chance to look it over! Fingers crossed for you...

Linda D. said...

I love the title!

Good luck - I've got my fingers crossed for you too. :)

Disco Mermaids said...

Yahoo! And I know exactly what you mean about letting parts go...killing your darlings, as they say.
Waaaaahhh!
Good luck and let's send happy warm thoughts to Agent E, eh?

-Robin