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Saturday, March 31, 2007

2nd Round of Edits Done!

Okay, 2nd round of edits done today, too. Tracy is rocking...  She's trying to get it done before she goes on vacation...go Tracy!
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1st Round of Edits Done

The first round of edits for the manuscript is now done and off to the editor, Tracy, at Cobblestone. She's going on vacation for a few days next week, so I'm not sure when she'll have a chance to get to the next round. Waiting patiently while beginning a new story...
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Friday, March 30, 2007

Got the first round of edits

Got the first round of edits from my editor, Tracy, today.  Need to work on replacing the "to be" verbs and avoiding too much stage direction.  Hmm...  Okeedokey.  The idea is that this will tighten the writing.  Hope I can figure it out...
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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Another friend read the ms

I let another friend read the manuscript yesterday and these were her comments, which I thought were hilarious!
 
"Is this going to be a full novel? because what you sent me makes a brilliant short.
 
[If you wanted to write a full novel] you could make the doctor be so narcissistic that he eventually becomes jealous of her instead of the robot. Or/and she winds up knocked up but has an amoebic child (only the organic parts reproduced) who winds up able to traverse space (they are horrified by the prodigy and load him into a capsule and send him off to get rid of him). But then a rival scientist (one of the bastards who laughed at Isosceles) has been working on a space station that opens up right about that time and becomes this party spot for the elite, spoiled upper class. That's where the child is found, raised and turns out to be a massive sexual dynamo. Spawns a whole colony of these skeletonless wonders with big dicks and it’s all the rage to have sex with them because, man, when they wrap their boneless bodies around you, you really feel held."
 
Okay, her imagination is MUCH more fertile than mine... LOL
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A friend read my manuscript

My CP read my manuscript last night and sent me these notes this morning! Very exciting that she liked it.
 
"It is damn good. I really liked it. You did the threesome the classy way.  It could definitely go under your name if you wanted it to. I really felt like David/Adam were one. Good job girl! I was feeling it, and the doc was clueless like most men--realistic! Yeah, she was passionate too and her love for the Doc shined through! She made a clear choice!"
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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Well, they got the contracts...and I'm going to be assigned an editor soon!  Excellent!
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Monday, March 19, 2007

sent the contract

All contract paperwork is now signed and emailed back...progress continues...
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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Summer Speaks for the First Time

Cobblestone Press has picked up my new book...more info to follow as soon as it becomes available. To email me while you wait, send to summer_alan@msn.com
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