Monday, June 23, 2008


About an hour ago I typed "The End" followed by a bunch of exclamation marks and a WOO HOO. The marks and the woo-ing will be deleted before the ms is sent to my editor, but have to be typed today for celebratory reasons.

I know this is only the beginning of a long week ahead. Now comes the hardest--but my favorite part--of writing. The rewrite. The final revisions that put the book together. That double-check plotlines and eye colors. It's the details I love, and this is the time to focus on them.

First up is a read-through on the computer to make changes. Then I'll print out the ms and use a red pen to edit. There's often a ton of changes I see on paper that my eyes skim over on the computer. Once that's done, I'll make the changes on the computer, then reread again. A lot of work but worth it.

Let's hope my editor thinks so too.


  1. No time for child care, eh? That fits.

  2. Yeah! Comgratulations, young Jedi!

    Can't wait for the release date.

  3. Theo, they're caring for me these days.

    Deb, you and me both!