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Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Bit Of This And That

Happy Thursday Everyone,

The edits to Surreal are coming along, although, now I almost feel like I'm performing surgery. I had to change some things and I ended up cutting several pages to accommodate the changes. I think I'm able to use most of the original work now (with whatever edits it needs to clean it up).

It amazes me how much time this takes and how hours just fly back as I'm working on it. If you need time to move along quickly, I recommend you get into serious editing with your manuscripts and watch time "fly".

Yesterday I finished up a Debbie Macomber book that contained 2 novellas. The book was called The Man You'll Marry and it was fun all about an "enchanted" wedding dress. I enjoyed it. She has some really good stories out. I especially recommend her Between Friends and The Perfect Christmas.

Another author I really enjoy is Regina Doman. Her work has suspense and romance. She's given permission to some film students to do a movie of her book, Shadow Of The Bear. I'm very curious to see how that will turn out since I love that book. So far, from what I've seen on the blog (I went to it through Regina's website) it looks really good. There's no set release date, yet. I definitely recommend the book, though. It's quite good.

This weekend I'm attending a Write-A-Thon at a fellow writer's house with several others from the chapter of the RWA that I'm a member of. I think it's going to be a lot of fun. We're having a pot luck and writing and brainstorming and door prizes. I'm hoping to get a chunk of editing done there. Plus, if something pops into my head maybe I could bounce ideas off people. The person who's hosting it does this from time to time, but this is the first time I'm attending it.

Anyway, what's going on with everyone else? Anybody else editing their manuscripts?

Have A Tubular Thursday! (Bet you never thought you'd see that word after the 1980's!)

2 comments:

Christine Danek said...

I am about to start editing. Yikes! I am just stuck on my ending of the first draft. I get inspired to finish but stop with a mind block. I know what I want to do but sitting down and doing it has been difficult. Have fun at the Write-A-Thon.:)

Bethany said...

Christine,

Yeah, writer's block can be annoying. Best wishes on finishing the manuscript and I'll have to let everyone know how the Write-A-Thon goes! :-)