WABWM: How Battle Plans Fall Apart (But Still Keep Working)

9:03 AM

Have been working since about 7:00 AM. Am both behind and ahead on the revision.

I’m doing Chapter 9 right now, which in theory would put me behind (since my schedule today calls for me to have STARTED on Chapter 11.

However, with two exceptions where I’ll have to add entirely new scenes, I’ve done a complete write-in while I was working, which puts me several days ahead.

“No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.”

Nor did mine. I realized the first chapters needed only cosmetic changes. I’m pretty sure the last chapters will need only cosmetic changes. And because I had a week to think about my target while I was getting HUNTING THE CORRIGAN’S BLOOD published, I had already worked my way through the big changes I have to do in the middle to make it right before I sat down—so when I wrote out my target, it took me about an hour rather than a couple days.

I’m already exhausted—the hours are as long as I feared—and I know I’m missing emails and posts and notes and everything else.

But I think I think I think I’ll be able to hit my preferred publication deadline.

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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.

5 comments… add one
  • Stephanie Oct 24, 2012 @ 20:29

    I’d say that you even out. 😉 Congrats on top 10 on Amazon! I bought HTCB and look forward to reading it!

  • SharonW Oct 24, 2012 @ 19:49

    Things are starting to flow and fit themselves together – that does tend to happen as long as I work on the story daily. (And the moral of that is: I better work on it daily. Duh.) Anyhow, I’m not going to complain about my 1460 shiny new words, or not until I’m done with the first draft and ready to start revisions.

  • Colin Oct 24, 2012 @ 16:58

    I went to pick up HTCB off your site over the weekend, but ran into a problem with PayPal. It is currently only allowing checkout if you have a PayPal account, just wondering if this is intentional. I know this wasn’t the case back in July when I picked up some of your backlist I was missing
    Anyway I ended up grabbing HTCB from amazon, and now I’m eagerly awaiting Warpaint.

    • Holly Oct 25, 2012 @ 5:29

      Not intentional. PayPal changes things from time to time. I’ll have to see if they’ve made any alterations in the way they accept credit cards that affects my software.

      • Holly Oct 25, 2012 @ 6:52

        And by the way, thank you for picking up HTCB. I hope you enjoy it. 😀

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