October 27, 2013

The bed is calling my name....

This very late blog post is brought to you be a very sheepish writer. 

Um, that would be me, by the way.

I thought I'd finished chapter thirteen last week, but ended up having to go back and rewrite part of it. In my first few drafts of this book I had several betas tell me Kris struck them as pretty immature for her age. Once wouldn't have bothered me, but five different people telling me the same thing? Not something to ignore. 

Thus when I started writing edit notes for this round of edits, I tweaked things a little to give her a little more maturity. What I didn't expect was the domino effect of having to change her reactions and dialog in each successive chapter.

Which means instead of starting chapter fourteen last week, I'm starting it this week. I should only have a couple more instances of tweaking Kristal's dialog and actions before they dovetail into the later chapters. In the meantime it makes for some slow work. 

In the meantime, I'm almost halfway through, but I still have a lot of work to do. I'm editing chapter fourteen as I type this, so I probably ought to get back to it. After all, its almost bedtime and I'm only on page two.
Later guys,

~Sun and Moon

October 20, 2013

Pass the tissues please...

First, I'm sorry about last weeks missing blog. I managed to get a cold and it laid me out pretty good. The new colder weather is definitely not helping. Brrrr...

The good news is that after sleeping for about twelve hours, I managed to finish applying edits to both chapters twelve and thirteen. Fourteen will be tackled tonight after I get back from my first driving lesson in almost ten years.

It ought to be interesting.

In other news, I still haven't had a chance to pick apart my keyboard and now the #1 key is out as well. I've lost my exclamation point, but the small number pad on the end of my keyboard still works, so at least I still have all my numbers...

I have to admit, all these changes are still making me twitchy. More often then not I find myself wondering if I didn't just ruin my story. Its pretty nerve-wracking. Hopefully when I'm finished, it'll all settle in and feel less trampled.

Anyway, I'm off to grab some food and some time with my laptop before my driving lesson. With a little determination, I might be able to squeeze out edits on another two chapters. I'm fast coming up on one of my favorite scenes, and its providing some pretty good incentive to push forward. 

Later guys,

~Sun and Moon

October 6, 2013

Duck and cover

Holiday season has started to rear its ugly head at my place of employment and I find myself getting home totally exhausted almost every day. Or anti-social. Or--well, you get the idea.

I hate the mess that is the holiday season in retail. Bad moods abound and people practically kill each other in pursuit of things they never really needed in the first place.


Right now my husband, my art, and my writing are the factors keeping me sane as black friday and christmas begin to loom on the horizon(okay, so maybe that's a little melodramatic, but darn it, I really don't like the holidays...seriously). 

Anyway....I'm still making progress on my edit notes. I've had to do a few more drastic changes(at least they felt pretty drastic...ouch), and I'm once again wondering if I just messed up my story. I started chapter twelve this week and find while downtime is needed in chapters to balance out the story, I'm itching to get on to one of my favorite parts....two chapters on.

I really need to learn some patience...but at least this chapters notes aren't as vague as they were in earlier chapters. Thank goodness. I still can't believe I was that obtuse. How embarrassing.

And on that note, I better get back to work.

~Sun and Moon