Next week dear Gwen will be at the writers' retreat she facilitates. She won't be here to listen to me moan about the endless commas I have to take out and put in on my revision. Apparently, you can't just take a handful out of your comma box and fling them at your manuscript and hope they sort themselves out. No. You have to understand serial commas (sometimes called an Oxford comma) and other mysterious conventions. Come to think of it, it reminds me of learning to play bridge when I was a child bride. I just never got the 'short Italian'. My mind doesn't work that way.
Yesterday, I received many comments on my post about blogger woes. I did a couple of things but haven't had much of a chance to check out if they've helped (pesky revision). I changed to Google Chrome from my old server, Internet Explorer. I also imported my blog posts and all my comments from Living the Complicated Simple Life over to wordpress. We'll see how that goes. I have it both places - I just want to play awhile and see if I can stand it.
Today, I'm revised three chapters. My goal is to at least do two a day. Or it could be number of pages. I've revised about 73 pages out of 330. Not bad but I think when I finish this revision (based on the edited manuscript) I will still have a fair bit to do. I want to change some things up in the overall story. GAAAACK! Did I write that? Gaaaaaawd, I hope not. I think it must have been my evil twin. No, I wrote it. I want to do just a few things differently. Then I'll have to have someone (pleeeeeese dear editor) look at my re-write to make sure I didn't repeat the glaring mistakes in the new stuff I write.
Okey dokey. Just wanted you to know what I'm up to. Plan on visiting about later on this afternoon to see if my new server makes commenting any easier.
If any of you are doing revisions (and I know some of you are), what do you call where you're at - as in, "third draft, installing edits" or "three months away from sending out" or???