I TRIED, I GAVE IT MY BEST SHOT, I REALLY DID.


So I tried to be all fancy with the revision draft of the WIP.

I had a plan and I swear it sounded like a damn fine plan to me.

First spend HOURS printing rough draft at the day job. I printed it at 14 pt, triple spaced, with pair of HUGE margins top and bottom. This made for a printed manuscript that was exactly 468 pieces of paper.

Then I picked up a snazzy folding pocket thing to put it in and a pair of nice ass red pens.

So the plan was that I would then sit with printed manuscript, read it, and make notes as to what needed to be changed.

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yeah right.

I tried.

I swear I did, but that method did NOT work for me. My notes were way too sparse and simple. I think I will instead just go back in and rewrite in Word.

But in my time away from the WIP (I took a week off.) I did manage to do some reading.

I finished the first Jeaniene Frost book, Halfway To the Grave. It was good. Then I read her second one, One Foot In The Grave, and it was really fucking good. She made a huge leap in writing ability. It was nice to see. I hope I have such dramatic improvement in the next Deacon book. I am excited to get her third book which comes out in Jan I believe. (At Grave’s End)

I am almost done with Magic To The Bone by Devon Monk. I agree with the hype. It is a great concept. But the book does have some first book flaws in the pacing and plot departments. Good read, but the hype around the book puts the expectations higher than they should be for me.

I also caught up on the Buffy season 8 and Angel after the Fall comics. What the hell are they thinking? I will go on record now and say that if they do anything in a visual medium with the Buffy franchise (tv or movie) then this series will NOT be canon. Changes abound, many of which had me going WTF? I am disapointed.

Anyways, back to me and Deacon. Next week, I begin revisions on the the book. First draft is almost 54,000 words. I know I have some scenes to add in and more to change so I expect to hit 85,000 when it is all said and done. It’s good stuff. I am pleased.

Nyteblade: A Deacon Chalk adventure, hopefully I will have the revisions done in about two weeks. That’s my goal, but since I am doing this for me there is no pressure. One of the joys of being an unpub.

ell-oh-ell.

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43 Comments

  1. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.
    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.
    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  2. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  3. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  4. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  5. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  6. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  7. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  8. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.
    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.
    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  9. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  10. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  11. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  12. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  13. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  14. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  15. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  16. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  17. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  18. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  19. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  20. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  21. heh I’ve tried to do the print (took literally 3.5 hours) and edit thing before and it didn’t work either.

    On the Devon Monk book, did you mean Magic to the Bone? I’m in the middle of that one right now and agree that it’s a cool concept. I need to finish the thing but I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately.

    Congrats on finishing your first draft, btw. 🙂

  22. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  23. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  24. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  25. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  26. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  27. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  28. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  29. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  30. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  31. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  32. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  33. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  34. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  35. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  36. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  37. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  38. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  39. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  40. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  41. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  42. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

  43. For the record, I CANNOT edit on a printed mss. I have to either do it on the computer, or print a bound version on Lulu that looks more like a real book. Somehow seeing it on the page helps me with pacing.

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