September 5th, 2007

wayfaring wordhack

Days Two and Three of TTD read-through

I couldn't connect to the Internet Monday or Tuesday night to report my progress, so I'll lump it together here. First off, I'm still enjoying the story, but I fear I've fallen too deeply in the edit-as-I-go trap and am not able to immerse myself in it as I should.

On Monday, my reading went much more slowly, and I ended up cutting 14 pages (not consecutive--mostly doing the kind of deletion that saves you a line and after a while adds up to a page. Though one cut was a 4-pg scene I decided to do away with.)

Tuesday, we had to take our car to GT, and the shop kept it all day, forcing us to kill time in boutiques. When we got home, I was too exhausted to read more than 55 pages, two of which I cut.

So this morning, as of writing this (already started the read for the day), these are the stats:

Pages read: 627/873 
Pages deleted: 23
Biggest deleted chunk: Training scene

B&N are coming over for dinner tonight, so this arvy will be spent cooking and cleaning. *sigh* I guess I won't finish reading until tomorrow. Unless I resist the urge to cut...

*puts down the scalpel and gets back to reading*
wayfaring wordhack

Day 4 of TTD read-through

I wasn't feeling well enough to have B&N over, but lying in the bed with the laptop went down all right. So, TTD has been read from cover-to-cover by moi. Thirty two pages were snipped in all, but there are several chapters, notably at the beginning and ending, where I didn't allow myself to edit. I'll have to go back and tend to those. But not tomorrow (going out in the boat). And probably not this weekend (World Rugby Cup starts, and I must pack!), and definitely not in the coming two weeks while I'm on holiday. I guess that means things will have more time to stew in the old mushy gray matter.

I also read the crits from frigg, navicat, and kmkibble75. Thanks so much, gals and guy.  Your comments were a big help. frigg, I'm definitely still talking to you, you silly nut.