Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Finishing Bright Angel

Yesterday was a tough day. I wrote with Gwen in the morning and as I had done the last touch-ups on Bright Angel I looked forward to it being pretty straight-forward. Except that I wasn't happy with my last chapter. I struggled and struggled - tried changing a rather mega event (the climax) changed it back. It was the denouement that just wasn't working. The climax was too stunning (if I do say so myself) and the denouement was a lunch-box let down.

Also, and this is understandable but still ... even though I thought I'd thoroughly examined my readiness for a pup, I had forgotten the entire life-changing fact of it. Like having a toddler for the first time (and the second ...etc...) I felt like going out on the back deck and having a smoke and I don't smoke!

In the afternoon after she'd already had three walks (!!) I put her firmly in her crate and went downstairs to tackle the last chapter. It arose perfectly - I changed the time and voila! It is done and I am very happy.
Today, I'm going to send it out to a couple of beta readers (the Tartlette has offered) and see what they say.

In the meantime I'm taking the princess for her second walk of the day (it is 8 AM). Ah well - it is only about six more months. And she is VERY good.

It is cold and damp here and my tomatoes are wondering why I took them out of the nice window and put them in the cold cold ground.

But all must grow and spread and make their own way, n'est pa?

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Jan - So glad you found a way to fix your manuscript. Wonderful! And you are so right about having a puppy. They are a 24/7 responsibility. Well, dogs are no matter what their age, but still, pups are something else. Well, Miss Bella is lucky to have you :-).

Johanna Garth said...

It's such a great feeling when you hit on that perfect manuscript fix!

As for puppies, I still have two of the human kind and don't think I'm quite ready for the furry kind. :)

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