Well, this week I took all of the good quotes from To Kill A Mockingbird that I had marked and wrote them down in my database of good writing examples. This is a helpful excercize that allows me to categorize the effective passages I come across and explore exactly what they do for a story. It also gives me lots of good examples to use if I’m asked to teach a writing session in one of my boys’ classes at school. Then I found out that my revisions for Copenhagen Cozenage are not complete. I made my revisions on the document that I have been steadily working on with my critique partner since I submitted this ms. for consideration. But now I need to go back and make every single change onto the document that my publisher has in their files. Argh! Perhaps I should not have made all those changes while I waited to hear back from them. They warned me that it might be a bad idea…but I kept fiddling anyway. Now I have a whole lot of changes to make, like 3-4 thousand words worth. Ah well, at least the ms. will be stronger.
I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!