Sliced and diced first two paragraphs down to two succinct sentences, am now slashing vigorously through the undergrowth of the rest of this. It’s bleeding, but in a good way; the dam broke when I fixed the first broken bits, and the entire proposal is shrinking steadily into a sharp, clean piece. Aim — have it down to ten pages and out the door by 10 AM.

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.