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Eating, sleeping, breathing revisions ...

I am busily extracting adverbs.

I am check tenses.

I am applying my incisive mind to the task of weeding the lush, evocative, rosy plums of purple prose to which my pen invariably drifts, so tempting and dangerous in their Circe song; their removal is tantamount to clipping a fragrant but poisonous blossom as it swells on the vine.

I am editing out my beautiful ellipses … so plentiful and useful. I must learn to love other punctuation … regardless of its pallor … its dullness … when held up next to the perfect little dot … dot … dots …

I am trying not to undercut emotion. What?! My constant internal monologues are distracting?! Whatever! I’m so over you. See ya!

I have dealt with the ominous editorial note, ‘I’m just not buying this.’ I’ve added new dialogue and scenes so that the characters’ actions are inevitable. I hope they result in a successful purchase!

Five a.m. comes early, and I greet it every morning. Today I even took my laptop to work, so I could revise during my lunch hour. I generously gave myself a long lunch hour. I really want to finish my revisions and mail them off by Monday, because October is a busy time at work for me.

I’m so happy. I am deep in Writing-is-Fun-Please-Let-Me-Get-Back-To-It-Land.

Keep going, JoNoWriMo-ers! Goodnight!

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lkmadigan
Sep. 30th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
I could swoon over it.

azang
Sep. 30th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
Ummmm ***gurgle*** ellipses........
We lovesess ellipsessessss...
Glad your revisions are going well!
Angela
lkmadigan
Sep. 30th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
If I had a "precioussss" icon I would put it up there for you.
azang
Sep. 30th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
I LOVE Lucy!!!................
fabulousfrock
Sep. 30th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
Ooh...I am so excited about everyone with the revisions! Good luck. It's so fun, really.
lkmadigan
Sep. 30th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
Yes! But it's an extra challenge for me to type, since my fingers are still crossed for you.

(ow ... starting to cramp ...)
fabulousfrock
Sep. 30th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)
I don't mind if you cross toes...it's easier to type that way, I've found. Although I have more friends to cross toes and fingers for than I have toes and fingers right now...!
marybethkelsey
Sep. 30th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC)
I can relate to the ellypsis--but--I am a--dash girl--myself. Good luck on the revisions. That's the fun part!
lkmadigan
Sep. 30th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
I am way too fond of dashes, too --
rusalkatrix
Sep. 30th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
*cheers*
lkmadigan
Sep. 30th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Sarah!
c_larkins
Sep. 30th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
LOL at your first line:-)
Yeah for revisions that make it fun to get up sooo early!
lkmadigan
Sep. 30th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
If I finish this week, I'm going to sleep in next weekend!
(Anonymous)
Sep. 30th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
Love is a beautiful thing...
lkmadigan
Sep. 30th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is, mysterious commenter.
sruble
Sep. 30th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
Keep going! :0)
lkmadigan
Sep. 30th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'm so close!
onegrapeshy
Oct. 1st, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
YAYYYY!!!! You GO, girl! Email me when you get a chance. :)
kellyrfineman
Sep. 30th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
You so rock, and thank you so much for the form-meets-functionness of your post. Although I saw a new book at B&N in YA that was entirely purple prose. It made me want to throw it, actually, but I just put it down.

(The excerpt on the flap/back/wherever was something like:
"I'm confused," she said, in a confused manner. She wrinkled her forehead in a confused-looking way and ran her fingers through the tangles of her ribbonlike auburn hair.) I have made that excerpt up, but it was equally cloying in real life.
lkmadigan
Sep. 30th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
Ha!

Must. Know.

Email me.
kellyrfineman
Oct. 1st, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
I'll have to go back and look to see for sure. I'm pretty sure it attracted me with a yummy pink cover, but I'm seriously blocking what it's called or who wrote it.
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