Wednesday, July 13, 2011

#ROW80 AMAZIIING Milestone

At 11:28 AM on Wednesday, July 13 

In the recent tweets by @KarenDelabar, GGGGOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!

The 225 page document is off at Officemax right now being printed and bound so I have a galley type object to edit. The cost to print the document was $25. I pick it up tomorrow. Another benefit of printing it out is that I can take it with me anywhere to work on it. 

I am *very* excited to start editing, but I'm going to wait two weeks. I might break this rule and edit Chapters 1 and 2 ahead of time, but they are months old, so I am not attached at all. In fact, I really can't wait to overhaul Chapter 1. It's even technically teetering on being cut altogether. I LOVE my Chapter 2. I find it far more interesting. It has more tension, and grabs the reader more, I think. However, this decision can't be taken lightly, as it would change thing. Unless..... I use the dreaded flashback to just highlight a few important parts.

Other major progress this week on my SOUVENIRS. I figured out an easy, low cost way to make some content on my reader site only available to those who buy the book! 

Finally, I have blog post coming on about a pricing idea. :) Oh, and I have two versions of the back copy for my printed version. So I am on track there. I realize the ten day delay in "travel documentation," my first draft, puts me behind on my editing schedule. I'm not going to panic and move the dates around. Instead I want to see what happens when I start editing and see if I can't make that time up by working weekends.

My To Do list this week:
*** Take a break!!!!
*** If I feel like writing, work on something else!
*** Create a master scene list from the manuscript for editing checklists. (Grading, line editing, typo verifications 1, 2, and 3, characterizations, etc.)

"CANCELLED" arriving SEPTEMBER 2011A robotics engineer asks his business partner to marry him, but a previous one-night stand is having his baby.

Other GREAT #ROW80 Participants!


  1. YAY! You deserve that break! It is great to hear about so much progress. You are inspiring me!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting! I hope you reward yourself with lots and lots of pamper time.

  3. That is AWESOME! Go you! What a fantastic milestone, and some great pre-marketing ides too.