The query is done and the synopsis is written and off to my CP for a last minute scan. And wouldn’t you know it, but this uh, tweaker, found a couple of small inconsistencies while writing the synopsis. Small things that any savvy reader would have picked up in a second. There is so much room for mistake in a book over 100,000 words. Each scene is a part of a huge, intricate puzzle.
The manuscripts I finished in the past were never over 75,000. Course, those had problems anyway or they would be making the rounds. Considering rewriting a couple of them to send out again since readers seem to prefer the stronger heroines now. 😉
But, I’ve already repaired those areas of the current manuscript. I’m sure there are probably other small things I missed, but I feel pretty damned good about the thing as a whole right now. There’s a part of me going, “It’s a big book, yes, but you could have gone into a little more depth in a couple of places…” There’s another going, “But it could still be better…”
But the new, “I wanna do this for a living” part is saying quit picking and let it go. It’s good. You like the story so lets see if anyone else does. It’s also the start of a series and I want to see my heroine grow over the next books.
Oh! I did work a little today on the next book. I spent an extraordinary amount of time in the dentist’s waiting room today and got most of an outline sketched. Came up with a pretty kick-ass title, too. I’m ready to jump in and do a more intense outline, to pull out the plot board and colored post-its (picture of last one here), and start book two.
But, I promised my kids a week off. We’re gonna play a little.
And well, I owe a reader here a story about psychic cat scratch fever and government mandated vaccines… to be posted on this blog. She’s been so patient with me. 🙂