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#1 bigblackcat97

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:03 AM

Get the blog set for the rest of the week. Write up a book review. A chapter or two on the revision.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

Editing and polishing Chapter 2.

I'm going to have to make at least 2 passes on this damned MS. I'm hoping later chapters are in better shape than this first one. Yikes. I was only messing with this a year ago and I can't believe how much I'm finding to fix. Though to be fair, all my editing passes since two beta readers gave me some very critical feedback on my MC back in 2005 have been focused on fixing the character and flow of the story and not the prose itself. This may be the first time since 2005 that I've seriously read beyond my MC and my writing output has more than tripled since then. I have hope - the short story (which I included in Edge of Hyperspace) I wrote between chapters 3 and 4 of this MS required very little editing.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:59 AM

Going to aim for 30 minutes minimum per day for the next five days again. (With hopes of hitting 45-60 minutes.)

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#4 Lanette Kauten

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:11 PM

I finished my 5th critique for Author Salon, so that'll free me up to concentrate solely on the second draft of my WIP. I hope to add another chapter over the next two days.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

Since we are going to be down, I'll just put up my general goals for this week. I want to get a minimum of 1/2 a chapter edited per day. I'd prefer a whole chapter, but that takes time. I may start writing my next WIP, but I'm in no rush on that yet.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:19 PM

I had an editor friend read through my MS a few months back, prior to the rewrite/revision. She just sent me a message this morning asking if I would let her read my revised MS. Since I've yet to finish, I have to get that done. Not to mention the critiques I'm behind in...very busy week, but hopefully I will be able to get it all done quickly. My new WIPs are begging for some attention.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

I completed two chapters today. I have three more to edit; although, I hope to add another chapter or two since I'm about 12,000 words short of my 70K word goal. Either way, my plan for the rest of the week is to finish the second draft.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

Going to aim for 30 minutes minimum per day for the next five days again. (With hopes of hitting 45-60 minutes.)


And... check. (For today.)

I love connecting with and helping other AQCers outside this forum as well. You can find me all over the place!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

And... check. (For today.)

I hate it when you people meet your goals before I even get to touch my laptop. :tongue: (Stupid day job ... and time zone two hours behind some of you ...)
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:03 AM

I made it all the way through chapter 2. About halfway through I started finding fewer errors.

Tomorrow, Chapter 3 and so on after that.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:26 PM

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