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Thursday, 7 February 2008

Off to a Fast Start


Down to the Starting Blocks

I have now cut three full chapters - about 7000 words - from the start of my Romantic Suspense in order to increase the pace and get to the inciting starting point earlier.


Totally scary. I admit it. Better for the story and for the reader, but oh boy, does it hurt. THIS IS GOOD STUFF I AM CUTTING OUT HERE!!

Yes, I have kept it in another file, but now, all I have to do is weave all of the plot and character details from the cut chapters into the remaining text. Seamlessly.

Sigh.

Shoulders back, head high. Beaker of tea at the ready.

I am going in. And I may be some time.

No YouTube this morning. Listening to Harpsichord music on BBC Radio 3.

4 comments:

Lucy Diamond said...

Now that's what I call bravery. Well done for wielding the knife - it's enough to make you want to cry, chopping out thousands of words like that but I'm sure it's for the good of the story, as you say. Onwards and upwards!

Debs said...

It hurts to do that, but is usually for the best or so I find. Best of luck.

Debs said...

I meant to say that there's an award for you over at mine.

liz fenwick said...

Well done. I'm proud of you!!!