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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Edits, Working and The End.

I’ve had a busy few weeks but all things seem to have come to an end just now. I’ve completed the third and final round of Assassin, which means I should have a release date soon. I’ve also been extremely busy with my day job, the weeks have been slipping by so quickly with all of the work I have to do. And finally, I typed those wonderful last two words on my new paranormal romance which is still untitled. The End. I’m done! I’ve got long hours of editing and rewrites ahead of me but the shell of the story is complete and it feels wonderful.

This new novel kind of fell out of my head. I didn’t really have time to set aside to write, I could have (should have) been working on take home day job work stuff but instead I pushed it aside to write. In between family, friends, daily chores, work and editing Assassin, I managed to write 10K a week (sometimes more). I hit some road blocks, some plot issues, but usually, after a good night’s sleep, I had them worked out. The scenes seemed to write themselves. Now, I’m not saying that it doesn’t need work,it’s still very raw, but the story is there. The hardest part is over. Now the editing begins.

I’m not a huge fan of editing. I can put it off for a lot longer than I can deny my craving to write. I don’t mind the work, but I sometimes get so fixated on a scene that I rework and rework it to the point of near-insanity. I get frenzied and have to pull myself away for days at a time so that I don’t end up destroying things completely with too much editing.

So , before I get started again, I’m going to take a bit of a breather. There are scenes that I’m itching to get my hands on again and there are problems that I want to work out, but for now, I’m going to revel in manuscript number five being completed. Hopefully, one step closer to a mega-book deal somewhere!

The End.


  1. Congrats on finishing the ms! That is an awesome feeling. Good luck with everything!

  2. Congrats on finishing, Angela!

    I, too, always take a few days off between completion of the first draft and the beginning of editing. I need the distance to really "see" the story again.

  3. Typing those two words is a magical thing.

    Edits? Well, they're a whole different ball of wax.