Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I'm almost half way through my first read through of the Black Cat Diamond.  So far, I have had two big thoughts while reading it: "Wow, I'd forgotten how good a writer I am! Yay me!  That sentence is awesome!"  and "Ugh, I'm only on page 91, when is this going to end?"  Okay, that's more than two, but those are what I keep thinking.  On one hand, I'm really enjoying it.  It's a good story.   On the other, editing sucketh.   There are more holes than I'd thought, and my characters need some work.   On the upside, this is only my first novel, so it probably won't be this bad ever again. 

Also, while adding edits, I've raised my word count above 47,000!   That's only by about 150 words, but it's still a milestone.

And on a completely unrelated note, I just Googled myself, and I am the top eight links. Sweet!

Merry late Christmas!


  1. Editing. Erg. A necessary evil. The good news is that it gets easier as you do it more often. You'll develop an editing style and flow and it'll become a more pleasant part of the process. I promise.

  2. Oh good. That combined with an improving writing style will definitly make things easier.