Like my pal Michelle, I'm editing my fat mothah manuscript. I punched it in earnest this morning and revamped the prologue, turning it into chapter one. This involved selecting the word "Prologue", deleting it, and typing "ONE". Aah. The feeling of accomplishment. But seriously, folks. I can't dredge much humor out of the editing process, so I'd rather not post on it too frequently. Here's the plan. I'll put up a ditsy graphic on my right sidebar, and I'll post the stats in this entry, which I will update as needed. Aforementioned ditsy graphic shall be linked to this post. Debi, you're probably the only one who gives a damn about this, since you're fool enough to want to read TBC a second time. One other thing. I'm still feeling a bit shaky on this prologue -- erm, Chapter One. If there are any TBC virgins out there who would like to read a 4600 word first chapter and give me feedback, email me privately. Let me know what file types you can read. (I don't need a line crit. A simple "this works for me, this doesn't" will do.)
Stats 10/22/05 33447/304002 = 11%10/16/05: Slow-going. I've been working over Chapter One, trying to get it just right. Many thanks to those of you who sent me your comments on this chapter; I think I've incorporated a great deal of those suggestions. 10/22/05: I finished Chapters Four and Five, which includes Bare Rump's first POV chapter. She's such a wonderful character. 10/23/05: I finished Chapters Six and Seven. Looking gloomily forward to next weekend, when we move back into our Harbor house. I doubt I'll have much chance to edit during the move. D.