Jul. 2nd, 2013

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A week and 112 pages down, 15 pages to go.

While I have not sped up, I hope the quality of my edits has held.  Though I could tell when I hit the last 1/3 of the book, because I started hitting a lot more typos.  Seems like doing that as-I-wrote copyediting of the first 2/3 made at least a little bit of difference.  I don't know if I'll do it again unless I write a book this way again--more momentum than thoughtful writing.  I needed it, but boy has the editing so far been hugely time-consuming.  I hate to think how long an editing process like this would take if the draft were 90k words instead of 30k.

Also spent some time today on my list of questions to ask prospective agents.  I've been putting it together from suggestions all over the web since I got the first full manuscript request for Skywatch.  It isn't finished yet, but I have all the pieces.  I just need to assemble it in such a way as it makes sense for me and for Skywatch.  This is easier said than done, as per usual.  Good thing I don't mind hard work.

I have some other irons on the fire--you didn't think Skywatch and Trial were my only projects, did you?--but both new projects threatened to implode the way Horizons did, so I haven't spoken about them here.  Now it's starting to look like at least one of them might be steady enough to be my next real project, and the other pulled itself back from the brink of getting shoved aside, though it's not nearly ready.  So once I have a solid draft II for Trial and a little more agent work finished for Skywatch, I'll start in seriously on the next new book, and let y'all know what it is.

In the meantime, happy writing/reading/consuming of stories!


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Lauren K. Moody

Positive Obsession

There is hope in error, but none at all in perfection.
--Ursula K. Le Guin

The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.
--Muriel Rukeyser

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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