It took a while, and the weekend slowed me down, but I’m finally starting to make faster progress in the editorial rewrite. I worked with new stuff yesterday and have passed the halfway mark. The sweeping changes I’m making feel natural, which means that they were good ideas. I should be good for another 60-100 pages, and then I’m going to have to do some major rewriting again. It’s not going to be anything like the first draft I showed my editor, and it’s still going to need some tweaking, I think, but the direction that it’s taken pleases me immensely. I’m not adverse to sweeping, major changes in the editorial rewrite. That’s where we lost Kisten. It’s not over until we hit copy edit.
Last night, I bugged out of the office before the sun went down and got my hands dirty. A line of storms was supposed to be going through, but all we got was a changing air pressure and some wind. People were coming out of their houses all over the neighborhood, energized. So Guy took out a piece of fence we’d been meaning to take out, and I scraped the mulch up and removed the rocks outlining the bed around it. Visually, the yard looks bigger. It was a quick, easy project that took about an hour, maybe a little more. Ahhhh, spring. I am so ready to plant, but alas, the ground it too wet.
P.S. One of my apple trees is starting to leaf out. Yay!
P.P.S. The photo contests are now open to non-US residents. Yay again!