Friday, April 12, 2013

Words Mean Everything

As many of you may already know, I have been working hard (or hardly working) on my book that I have planned to release to people everywhere on May 12, 2013. On top of that, I have also returned to school... mainly because I want to make it sound like I am smart on my author page. (No one said it had to be a good reason!)

Needless to say, I realized I was coming up on crunch time. Between my book, my blog, and my school work, I knew I needed to get cracking.

So yesterday, I decided to open my book again to make edits from the suggestions of my beta readers. It is a tedious process. I feel like I am looking at a million computer screens and trying to condense them into one valid document.
editing, working, computer work, laptop
Working between a printed copy and a
computer copy is enough to make anyone
want to take a nap!

Ok - it really isn't that bad. But I do have to keep looking from hard copy to laptop. Pain in the butt.

And it's a daunting task. It might even be more daunting then writing the damn book. After all, I didn't know how far I was going until I got there. Now, as I sit on page 35... I noticed there is still 378 pages left.

That number 413 keeps flashing at me. 

Once I got into the swing of things, it wasn't really all that bad. And the reality is, I only need to do 22 pages a day to be ready for the final read through on May 1st!

But meanwhile, it can't be all work and no play. That is when I started to realize how funny it is to look back at my work with a fresh pair of eyes. After all, when it comes to your own work sometimes it can be hard to pick out things that are just wrong.

In this case... I realized that my main character likes to run around commando, sans undies, freebuffing, going regimental.... although it wasn't really my intention.

The reality is, when you are writing, you need to describe everything. In this case, I would describe her as finishing up her shower and throwing on a pair of pants. Most people would assume she is wearing her undergarments, but I can't assume here. So, I have to read it like it is. She doesn't wear underwear.

I don't know about you... but I think my main character would be a lot more comfy in her undies!


  1. She probably would be a lot more comfy in her undies unless you were trying for the new 50 shades, lol!! Seriously, you are my hero and need to get cracking back on my novel.

  2. You go got the eye of the tiger baby!

  3. I remember reading about your main character...but always assumed that she wore her undies and then pulled up her pants cause you describe her well when she gets in the shower.

    I feel it is a point well taken by the readers (or maybe it is me)

    Good luck with your school...what major are you planning to ace in?

  4. Wow, I can't wait to read it. Of course, being a guy, when I do, she's going to be commando right through the novel. In my head.

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  6. Look at you going! Putting it out there, editing and heading towards your deadline full steam ahead! You are so brave, and I'm so proud of you! Can't wait to read your book. :)

  7. Good for you and all that you're doing. You're awesome! And superwoman! I am looking forward to reading that book. ;)

  8. I don't know... commando sounds fine to me.

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