Saturday, October 19, 2002

A Total Pink-Out

The entire 5 pages of revision notes are now completely pinked out, which means they are done.

Now I only have to type the changes in (a major project in itself), and reread these 3 revised chapters of A Tangled Web


I made the quota this morning. These were more difficult changes than before and took more time. I should be able to finish the revisions tonight and begin typing them in. Of the original 5 pages of revision notes 3 pages are completely pinked-out. The remaining 2 pages only have a little of white text left to deal with.

I'll be so glad when this is done and I can get back to Compimentary Murder.

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Pink is the color of happiness

Because as I complete each revision point I highlight it in pink. My revisions notes are much pinker than white now. Yeah!

I made quota again today. The points were regarding the search for the missing Bethany and the guard response in the exciting climax. Now all the easy revisions are done and the ones left have blue highlights flagging them as major pains in the butt to do. We'll see if tomorrow is as productive as the early part of the week has been.

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Oops, I did it again.

But that is a good thing. I made the quota again today, three revision points. All were related to a piece of technology that needed more info. I should have A Tangled Web ready on time.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Made my quota

'nuff said.

Well, Okay. I don't want you to feel you popped in for nothing. I added more personality and backstory to two main characters, the best friends of the kidnapped Bethany. The good news: Revisions are progressing with only minor agony.

Monday, October 14, 2002

Slow and Steady

I finally organized the A Tangled Web revisions into submission. With all the organization I've already mentioned I went through and underscored with a highlighter to signify the chapters in which each point takes place and added a one-word note that summed it up. Yesterday and today I tackled 3 revisions points each. At this rate I should have it done by the end of the week without hitting burn out or depression.

Sunday, October 13, 2002


When working on revisions as painful as this one I mark every tiny milestone. I reviewed the revision request and determined that the NPCs chapter was complete so I sent it in to the publisher along with a note about the changes and mentioning that I hope to have all the changes completed and sent in by the end of next week, in two weeks at the outside.

Well, I hope, anyway.


Well, I think the NPCs chapter in A Tangled Web is done. Mostly I stripped it of the main NPCs to plug them into the points of the adventure chapters where they first appear. I reworded the intro to the chapter to reflect this change, rearranged the ones left in a logical order and added a 'neighbor' NPC.

Unless the comments mentioned one of these characters specifically, then this chapter is done. I'll hang on to it I double check the revision notes, and if all is well I'll send it Sunday night.

Next I think I'll tackle the Cranston Building chapter, which is the big fight scene at the end. Once that is done I can make any changes to the Fallout chapter and those two will be done. The first adventure chapter is the one with the most uncertainty for me and I'll leave it for last.