Friday, February 6, 2009

Edits, revisions, edits...

I've come to the conclusion that edits and revisions are the pits. I'm in the process at the moment and it's a miracle that I still have hair. Truly, it's easier for me to write original stories than to revise one already written.

I'm working on the infamous "plane crash" story. Hope to have it done by the end of the month. But it's a painstaking process. Every line has to be examined because I started the process by excising about 4500 words. So now I have to check for gaps that were explained by the excised parts. And small revisions in the story that might be necessary now.


The thing is--I really like this story. So I'll persevere and make it the best writing I've ever done. That's the way I am. But I don't ever make the mistake in believing that it will be easy.

Moving on to something else... a reader wrote to me about a short story I had on the blog a while back. It was a piece written specifically for the blog. I hope to have a few more snippets detailing the life in the Mystic Valley. But those snippets aren't part of any current books. And PROBABLY won't be part of future books. They're just little vignettes that take place in the valley. Sorry for the confusion. If I post an excerpt, I'll clearly label it as such.

Questions from the mailbag...

When will you write Tracer's story? Raven's story? Currently mulling over Tracer's story. The MV books involve a lot of detail so I'm working.

What will be the next book?
Currently have a contract for Rescuing Clarice, a contemporary paranormal about a couple of elementals. He's fire. She's water. Hmmmm.

When will you write another Camelot? Probably sometime this year. The next one is Arri's story. He kidnaps his mate from Earth. Her name is Sunflower.

Are you going to write a sequel to Kama Sutra? I'm considering it. If I come up with a story and characters. Not yet. Pick your answer.

Have questions? Send me an e-mail and I'll try to come up with an answer!



  1. Gee, your mail has to been tame compared to mine this week...edits? Pukeable.

  2. You cut 4500 words! Wow! Hats off to you. You're right. Its tough to cut and then go back and make sure you've got everything fitting snuggly.
    Way to go. I know its going to be a wonderful story.

  3. Guh! Revisions! Hate them. Good luck!

  4. Can't stand to go back into a ms. and pick pick pick. Drives me insane.

  5. That's a lot of work, Annycoo. More power to ya. Hope it all comes together smoothly for you and H loves it even more. :)

  6. It's so hard to do anything major to a story you thought was finished. :(

    Hope it comes together beautifully for you.

  7. oh yeah. reworking a story is the hardest part, making sure everything lines up. (and thank you for helping me with mine!)