And hitting the ground running. That was the quickest 2 days of my life.
Today is my youngest daughter’s 25th birthday! I can’t believe it. Time sure flies by. The big bachelorette and bachelor parties were this weekend. I have seen neither since my return home last night, but my spies tell me they are alive.
The wedding is less then a month away now, and I have a deadline that has crept up on me. Hitting forehead against desktop. Why did I actually think I had some wiggle room? My editor called me Friday morning in Tahoe to go over the 100 pages I sent her. The 100 pages I rewrote 53 times. She liked! Well, there are a few things I have to change but overall she loved the characters and their story. Whew. But she wants another 100 pages the week of the 29th, plus the changes. And oddly, I am not worried. I know exactly where this story is going. It will be more a matter of my typing speed and back holding up. Even though I had to rewrite those first 100 pages so many times it allowed me to get to know my characters, especially my hero, Stefan, who has been the reticent one. His lady, the Princess Arinarhod, is a pistol. Love her. And I love how she confounds Stefan.
So, for me, deleting chapters at a time, then rewriting them only to delete them again works.
Have you ever had to do that? Delete rewrite, delete rewrite, then delete and rewrite some more?