Toiling Away Not Toileting Away

All of my writing friends/nags would be so proud of me. I’ve spent the last two weeks working diligently on the fourth edit of Finding Cadence. This, even though parts of the book were giving me a severe headache. I persevered and chopped out entire blocks of meaningless words, redundant words, and of course, a motley crew of dreaded adverbs. I took words I used several times and found new words I could use in its place. I found a few intriguing words used in other novels, and placed them (with loving care) into my own.

I took out some characters, a lot of dream sequences, and mindless rumination. I expounded on characters that received a brief glossing over (they are now more prominent and have a place in my MC’s journey), added a potential love interest, and took a completely different angle on my girl’s problems.

Last night, I worked non-stop for five hours! It was 8 o’clock when I noticed it was dark . I hadn’t eaten. The cat was looking for his supper and my dog needed to go outside so badly, I could see her twisting her legs in anticipation.

After untangling myself from laptop cords, my physical notebook, and an empty cup of green tea, I came to a sudden realization. I could do this full time. No really, I could!

I can’t believe I’m finally on the third part! Time marches on.

And so, after I put this edition to bed, it’s off to map out my VY outline for NaNoWriMo. Yes, there will be a sequel!

Now, back to work.


2 Responses

  1. You go, girl!

  2. Keep it Going! xx, Laura

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