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The Big Day

 It's August 15th, and that means it is First Day of Revision Pass Uno* on Witherwilds. Step one: Read all the way through without stopping to correct anything. Only note-taking is allowed.

Wish me luck.

Current project stats:

37 chapters
118K words
510 pages, printed (Scrivener says 310 paperback pages)


Right now, everything looks rosy, timewise, so I plan on being around the interwebs my normal amount. However, as my self-imposed deadline of Sept 1 approaches, I may make myself scarce.

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*I'm trying something new this time around which is, do obvious minor tweaks, THEN get beta feedback on the project as a whole before ripping it to shreds on my own.  This is a stab at getting reader reactions to major issues before I content myself to polish things to death.  We shall see how it works out for me.

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queenoftheskies
Aug. 15th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! And best of luck with revisions.
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
Thanks! I need lots of luck. :D
jodi_davis
Aug. 15th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'm in this chat room with a few other writers working on edits and doing 30 minute *wars* of concentration... the LJ group is http://community.livejournal.com/toonowrimo/

direct room link - http://tinychat.com/vjp2m

Also - I want to volunteer for a beta slot.
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2010 08:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for the links! Maybe I'll try to use that group when I get down to the nitty gritty of revising, which should be in 2-day I'm aiming for read-through right now. And not being extremely successful. :(

Thanks for volunteering to beta. That is very sweet of you. Do you like epic fantasy?
jodi_davis
Aug. 16th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
I love epic fantasy - just wrote one even!
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Most excellent!

And are you in need of another beta reader? As you know, JodiBob, *I* happen to like epic fantasy, too. :D
jodi_davis
Aug. 16th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Well, dear, I do happen to be working on a draft that I don't have any fresh eyes lined up for... so perhaps, when I get that done - I will see what your timeline is like.
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ok. I'll be here for you. :)
mindseas
Aug. 15th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Revisions are so tough. Hope your new method works for you! I also would love to be one of your beta readers.
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2010 08:57 am (UTC)
They are tough! The first thing I did was break my rule about not revising and tried to rework the opening. I finally realized what I was doing and made myself move on, but I wasted an hour first. :-/

I also would love to be one of your beta readers.

Consider yourself on the list. :)
pjthompson
Aug. 15th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC)
Merci mucho. :)
kmkibble75
Aug. 15th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kev!
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