It’s out, it’s gone, it’s in the email, no taking it back now. Revision wasn’t too bad, but took about three hours and a cupcake’s worth of sugar. Here’s thinking good thoughts.
Final fixes for Hunter, cutting some wordage… tonight is it. Still love the story, and I think it’s better than ever. Submission email goes out *tonight*.
Revision was a blast. My dear sweet hubby took over kid duty at 6:30pm and I had all night to write instead of my usual hour and a half. I spent four and a half hours on the revision yesterday, and gave it a quick proofing today, and implemented the final changes. I think it’s good. I think it’s ready. 🙂 It’s awesome when things work.
Reworking Hunter. I received a few crits back and it was rejected from the first market I submitted it to (with some interesting comments), so I figure, why not, let’s make it better.
That pesky first scene a few someone’s commented on, turns out didn’t live up to its potential because the finale didn’t really zing. I’m adding zing. And my hero, Daymar, misses a huge opportunity to confront his commanding officer who is essentially his role model. Adding that. Then there’s a mysterious chameleon that was neat in the first version, but should’ve gone by the wayside when the griffon did about four revisions ago.
I’ll find another home for the lizard; this just isn’t it.
Black violas edit is underway; the new opening rocks.
Received Hunter back from a submission, no luck there. I want to revise it again before I send it out, but I need to finish Black Violas first.
Continued. Slow moving, but forward moving so I am glad. I realize two things now: I really need to learn more about commas (what seems right one day, seems wrong the next and vice versa), and that I need to do something with the immaculate white cat I mentioned on page three. Hmph.
It’s done. Done and posted for crit. The brain is dead, the fingers exhausted. The eyes? Quite bleary. But the story is great. I hope it reads as smoothly as I think it does, and I hope I solved all the story issues. We’ll see what my critiquers and time have to say.
On that note, I’m taking the day off writing tomorrow. I might do some market research for Hunter. Oh yes, and the beast clocked in at 4650 words.