Thursday, January 18, 2007
I Have Been So Very Good...
On the left? That's one of my two cats, Tom. For Christmas, the DH and I gave younger son, the J, a digital camera. It does color and B&W and little movies he can put up on YouTube. Also has little frame thingies as at left. So fitting. I'm not kidding. Tom so leads the beautiful life!
And how, exactly, have I been so very good? Why, by staying offline all morning and finishing the line edit for my latest completed SSE, THE MAN WHO HAD EVERYTHING. (Release month: July) Line edits, where the manuscript comes sailing back at me after I just turned it in like two week ago, all marked up with the editor's changes and suggestions, can be painful. These weren't bad. Mostly the problems were of my own making.
Why is that every book I ever write has some fresh and thoroughly irritating bad habit in it? Don't answer. Even if you're right, I probably won't listen. LOL. Bad habit this time: constant word repetitions. As in, I use the word "want" in one line and then again in the next--and not because I'm doing something interesting with it, which would be okay.
And then, there's always some new word I fall utterly in love with and use over and over until, while reading the line edit, I want to hurl. This time it was "sleek." My heroine was sleek everywhere--her hair, her skin, her butt, her legs. She was probably a seal in her last life.
Anyway. It's done. It's gone. Big yay! Now, I'm on to my romantic suspense single title proposal which includes a good twin (heroine) and an evil twin; their mother, the shrink, who does her very best to seduce every man in sight. And murder and mayhem. And a hero who once dumped the heroine for her bad sister and knows now what a big mistake he made. Oh, I'm going to make him pay. It'll be so much fun!!!