juniper: Hands with a pen and paper (editing)
Friday, June 18th, 2010 11:11 pm
Or finished the rewrite rewrite. I can't believe I was submitting that thing. What a piece of junk. Granted, it was the first thing I actually successfully did BRAWL rewrites on, but ugh, no wonder it was collecting rejection letters.

I mean, it's *still* going to collect rejection letters, but at least now it's less deserving of them.

Fly, little story. Try to find a nest that's *not* feathered with rejections...
juniper: Typing at a computer. (Default)
Friday, April 30th, 2010 11:17 am
The project at work that has consumed the last three months of my life has finally been consigned to the 95% complete file. It's close enough to done that I'm calling it done. (Much like writing, really. Deathless prose isn't. It just needs to be done ENOUGH.)

As if this were a trigger in my brain, I finished rewriting Easter Lilies and Imaginary Angels this morning, dealing with (I hope) many of the issues that BRAWL found in it. I've sent it off to one of my anxious beta readers who will hopefully enjoy it, and once she gets back to me, it can go start collecting rejection letters. Woo!

And speaking of rejection letters, I finally got my act together again to send out Trickster's Wish again, so hopefully I'll get back to having stuff out in circulation. When the rejection letters come in, the thing is to send the story back out again, but when one is stuck working 50-60 hour work weeks, it does bad things to the time one can spend working on writing.

So, onward, into the great unknown of storyland!
juniper: Typing at a computer. (Default)
Saturday, August 15th, 2009 12:52 pm
I've finally gotten it retyped (hardcopy backup is better than no backup, but still not ideal) and edited to stick those good edits I made on the earlier draft (not realizing it was an earlier) draft merged.

It's like the worst kind of revision control software.

However. It's done.

Now I just have to figure out where to send it! (Well, y'know, after it gets rejected from Fantasy and Science Fiction, of course...)