Archive for September, 2014

Rainbow Revising

This may be a bit over done. Read, decide, and let me know, but without various colors of ink my newest revision program wouldn’t be possible. Gray Lace is the WIP, 75000 words and four wonderfully active beta readers, seven possible, and the manuscript will soon be on his way to Rebel Ink Press, the most patient publishers ever. He is my first historical romantic adventure, a colorful gentleman who needs help.

Appropriately he starts in the color grey, or gray since Trevor, the hero, is English. I write the notes/draft in pencil on yellow legal, then in computer-black. Printing out the chapters separately, I bleed over them in teacher-red, correct on the computer-chapter, checked off in blue, correct on the entire book copy in green checks, Finally I send the chapters individually to my readers.

When the Gray Lace chapters are returned to me I work with two screens (graciously provided by the revenue from Swamp Run, Swamp Secret, and Swamp Home) and correct him. I enjoy correcting him once more in black. Too Much?

I’m interested in your revision program, really. Is there an easier method? Let me know. A writer needs to know her level of craziness.


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My Forest

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” A.A. Milne’s Christopher Robin

I’m such a Pooh.
To get out of My Forest (my DOW*) I need a Christopher Robin to set my Writing World Alarm Clock to 5am.
Getting myself into my Creation Station, opening my journal/calendar I begin with computer updates and march through the planned forest path of daily goals and objectives, or until 6:30a when the DOW finds me. This plan has been affect for three days, so the results are not in yet, but the mere fact that you’re reading this is proof of some sort of pudding. I’ll get back to you about the rest of the dessert.

*DOW: Demanding Other World (other than writing)


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