Monday, November 26, 2012

A line from 'Queen Makeda's Sister'

"My mind would know more fully if only it could decipher the language of my heart." — Princess Tehtena

Friday, November 23, 2012

A line from 'The Response'

I believe the first high-five came about by accident when two Roman soldiers, standing too close to each other, raised their arms in a salute. :-)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Extreme editing!

Here, my friends, is what is currently on my plate:
While editing chapter four of Book One of my trilogy, I had a '"eureka'"moment. As a result, I took chapters 12,13,14,15,16 & 17, fused them into three chapters and, in the last five days, also edited out roughly 12,000 words.  One of those remodeled chapters now sits between chapters three and four, another one between chapters eight and nine, and the last one between what are now chapters eleven and twelve. Those chapter numbers will change soon, however, because I am also dividing chapter six up into two chapters, one of which will receive material I am removing from chapter seven. Another chunk of content from chapter seven will be moved to chapter eleven, which in your head spinning already? Well, mine certainly is, but I am still having fun. Although my manuscript is bleeding from a thousand wounds and bruises, I am happy because I like what I see emerging. I am keeping a copy of the old version, though, just in case it was a passing spell of insanity that prompted me to do what I did. ;-)