Going to Lose About a Hundred Pages

I’ve assessed the manuscript, and this isn’t good. I’m going to have to yank about a hundred pages, and what this is going to do to my page count and word count I don’t even want to think about. If I fall off the face of the planet entirely for a while, please forgive me. I’m neck-deep in alligators already, and someone just rang the dinner bell.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

4 comments… add one
  • Jay Aug 17, 2003 @ 12:21

    I’m ashamed of myself. Here you are, drowning in alligators, just about to rip out 100 hard-earned pages, and I start panicking when I have to erase a couple paragraphs.

    Good luck with everything. I hope you won’t need it, but, you know, just in case.

  • Jim Woosley Aug 16, 2003 @ 19:32

    Keep putting one foot…er, word … in front of another, and soon those alligators will be left far, far behind.

    You’re in our thoughts.

  • Linda Aug 16, 2003 @ 10:28

    OUCH!

    But, if all goes well, maybe your word count will fly, now that you have the problem fixed. (Says the glass is half full person.)

    Good luck and hang in there.

  • Jean Aug 16, 2003 @ 10:16

    I placed a call to the alligator shoe people. They’re on their way over and will gladly take those gators off your neck, er hands.

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