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Good grief, is it really June already?!

According to my spreadsheet, I only wrote 13k this month, but I'm not sure how accurate that is. I keep forgetting to update it.

I didn't get as far into Selkie (which I think I've decided to name The Lonely Sea and Sky, as it was one of the favorites in the poll, and it was definitely my own favorite. But Selkie's still good shorthand ;) ) as I'd meant to, but with the help of my awesome writing buddy, we did manage to brainstorm it into a much better, richer book. So I'm happy with that, at least.

I also spent the last week doing a very thorough (and therefore slow) reread of AKR to catch any typoes or errors that my editor missed, of which there were a fair amount. My goodness, this was an error-filled manuscript. I'd guess it would probably have to do with how fast I wrote the thing, but it continues to surprise me that all those mistakes made it this far through the process.

Note to self. Line edit much more carefully, especially those books that you wrote at a breakneck pace.

Anyway! I just need to finish putting those edits into my file from the hardcopy that I marked up, and give a final read-through to an R&R'ed story before I resubmit it, and then it's back to Selkie. Here's hoping that lightning will strike, inspiration will seize my brain, and I'll be able to get out a good chunk of this book this month.


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Jun. 1st, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Selkie's still good shorthand ...

Nothing wrong with a working title!
Jun. 1st, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Nope, nothing at all. :) The trouble arises when I have nothing but a working title to think of a book as. Then it ends up sticking around, and I can't come up with a decent "official" title when I need one. (A King's Ransom, for example, will forever and always be "Pirates!" in my head, because that's what I called it while working on it, and "A King's Ransom" didn't show up until the very end. I love it, as a title, but I just can't get my brain to use it.)
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