First of all, I need to start this off with a GREAT BIG I’m sorry.
It started out with a big surprise getting the Versatile Blogger Award (Thanks Again!) Then, of course being anal as I am, I stressed over it, mulling through all the blogs I like and making sure I picked out the good ones that were also visually appealing and friendly. Wow… I probably over thought that.
Honestly, I have not even had a chance to tell everyone who I nominated, although it looks like a few of you found out already. Congrats, guys!
Then, my computer goes and dies and holds a month’s worth of work for hostage. See my post on freezing my computer. It actually worked, and it is working absolutely fine now… too funny.
On the writing front, I wanted to finish the final read of my novel this week, and I came pretty close, but losing my computer for a day really put me behind, as well as a minor medical problem that lost another day. The Holiday selling season has taken up a lot of my time at night, too. So my next few weeks may be a bit of a struggle as well.
The good this is that I was able to hold to my blog schedule (only one day behind on “Gold Mine” due to my frozen computer)
I was able to read 85 percent of my novel prepping it for the final beta read round.
I also made a decision on the Matt’s hair chapters. Guess what? They stay. Sorry. What I figured out is that totaling it all up, this chapter and the references were only 2,000 words (not 4,000 like I originally thought) The big problem is, if I take them out, I will need to insert something else, because there are three dream sequences that are broken up by those scenes. So… Why cut 2,000 words that work to add another 2,000 words to make the story flow well? I know someone will say that this scene does not drive the plot of this novel, but it does drive the plot of the series.
Deep down, I know that some editor is probably going to flag this theme, but for now, Matt is going to cut his cog-biting hair!
I guess the same as last week, minus the cuts. With all that is going on right now I just want to finish reading, and hopefully give that blessed “The End” marker on my final draft so I can get it out to some beta-readers. (One has a head start and is around half-way through)
On December 8th you’ll be seeing my entry post for Brenda Drake’s Can we guess your character’s age contest. I never met a contest I didn’t like!
Oh Yeah! I also need to let the rest of the people who haven’t found out yet that I nominated them for Versatile Blogger!
Ugh! I hate being behind!