I think I’m done….

Posted on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:16 pm

22,000 words which brings the reader to the main case presentation. Which seems too long, I know, but the mini intro case is presented in the first chapter and then tied up in the end with the main case. And it’s not like nothing happens until the Hartfield portion of the case begins.  More than 80% of the […]

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more work

Posted on Feb 17, 2008 at 10:30 pm

11,000 words total. Which is about 1/8 of the whole novel really. In two weeks. Not bad.  But the first 6000 are going to be scrapped. It hurts but it needs to be done.  My husband is reading it over now. I’m nervous.  This week – two more chapters and I should be done.  will […]

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Posted on Feb 8, 2008 at 5:35 pm

 Ever get annoyed when life gets in the way of life? It’s been like that over the last two days. 0 words written (even though I promised my agent 4 weeks for revisions.   Why? Why?!!)  Orthodontist appointments, gymnastics meets (daughter, not me) in-laws visiting, a bad cold, and an office full of sick kids has translated into nothing […]

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colds and revisions

Posted on Feb 6, 2008 at 7:06 pm

 More like total rewrite from scratch, actually. Wrote the outline for the beginning, scrapped a character, started the novel at age thirteen to give reader more info, flesh out Dora etc. gave her a younger voice (language still a little Victorian but not ponderous, I think) and wrote about 1500 words. And used a lot of […]

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Posted on Feb 5, 2008 at 5:56 pm

 Talked with the YA editor today. An hour and fifteen minutes, which is a lot of her time. Bottom line is it needs some revising before it is a marketable YA novel. Quite a bit, in fact. She gave me lists of notes. Most of which I really liked. One which I didn’t. I do not want […]

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Posted on Feb 3, 2008 at 10:40 am

Last night my daughter and I, along with a friend of mine (pianist) performed at the community women of talent concert.  My 11 year old little singer sang Think of me from Phantom of the Opera, and I played a couple of passages on the violin  (Raul’s line etc)  She got a standing ovation and […]

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Posted on Feb 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm

 Er… now I feel bad because I posted that happy livejournal entry last night without considering that some of my friends from facebook would actually read it… and start congratulating me…. when nothing has really happened. It is true that I am expecting a call from this editor, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into a deal. […]

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