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Coming up For Air

Yesterday I turned in my revisions for Not Proper Enough, the sequel to Not Wicked Enough, which I hope you have all rushed out to buy, because I could use another couple of sales, let me tell you.

Whenever an editor says to me something along the lines of “My revisions are really light, I don’t think they’ll take long,” I kind of die inside because that inevitably means there are 3-4 offhand comments that require massive rewriting to properly address. Likewise, I’ve had revision letters that apologize for the huge changes requested and then when you look at them, the huge changes take a couple sentences to fix. Literally.

This time was an in between case. Yes, the revisions were thought to be light but I revised A LOT on my own and to support the revisions requested. Plus the day job required a kind of dreadful amount of my time and attention, so wow. It’s been a tough 2 weeks.

The good news is, as I was working through the MS, I kept thinking, gee, this is WAY better than I remember. And way hotter.

I am brain dead mostly.

And now, as the kitty sez. We all wait for the awesomeness that is Not Proper Enough. September 2012.

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Diane Gaston
10 years ago

I’m doing revisions, too, Carolyn. I can relate….

I don’t know how you do it with a busy day job, though.

Beth Elliott
10 years ago

I’m happy for you that when you reread, you find your story better than you thought. That really lifts the spirits.

Carolyn
10 years ago

Thanks! Next week I hope to have a more interesting post…

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librarypat
10 years ago

Sounds like you need to take a bit of a break. Glad the revisions are done.

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