Well g'day - and thanks so much for calling in! To be honest, I'm not quite sure how to blog exactly - so I'll just have a go and see what happens!
The Mighty Cull
Yes you've guessed it, I'm editing! My novel Distance is waaaay too long and needs a severe trimming and a bit of tizzing up, if I'm ever going to get it to the Publisher's Ball. For some reason, I find it easy to waffle! So with that in mind, and red pen in hand, I'm tackling The Mighty Cull with gusto. My goal is to get it all done by the end of November. THIS November - 2012! And now that I've put that in my blog - well, I really do have to do it!
If you're going to do some work on your manuscript, why not have pancakes at the same time? Makes perfect sense to me!
My manuscript has gone on a strict diet (unlike me - see pancakes above...) and slimmed down from 95,567 words to just under the 80,000 mark. I'm getting there, but those last few thousand words are proving challenging to shift. They hide under the baggy jumpers of descriptive passages and take comfort in the elasticated waistbands of rambling dialogue. But summer is coming and every word will be on show! Come on, my manuscript, you can do it! You'll be trim, taut and terrific by the end of the month, or I'll eat my words. Mind you, I might just have to get through those pancakes first......
Hi - and welcome to my blog! I write women's fiction and short stories. Proud to call myself a Welsh Australian (Waussie!) I live in beautiful Brisbane and write full time.