Sunday, July 17, 2011

Post Breakdown

Feeling better since my mini-break down earlier this week. I actually had another one, where I emailed all my beta readers and begged for them to let me send them another copy of PARALLEL. I had gone back to edit and it was riddled with typos/errors/plot holes. My beta's were very understanding (thanks guys) and supportive. I've already got feedback from Kate Copeseeley (you're the best) and I feel better about my story. You can fix your writing, but you can't fix your story...

I've been editing and polishing off PARALLEL and it's taking damn near forever. I swear it's taking 2-3 hours per page! I'm only half way done, and I've been editing since Thursday. But I actually managed to add another 3,000 words to it. It will probably end up being a total of 10k words more than what I originally intended.

And thanks to everyone for all your supportive comments this past week! That's what ROW80 is all about, right? I feel much better knowing I'm not the only one who's gone through this!

Kate - I'm breathing again!


  1. Oh Claudia, how frustrating! I hate that feeling when you wrap something up, and you love what you've done, and then realize - usually in the most embarrassing way possible, it has.....issues. :-) (doesn't sound like I've ever done that before, does it?) Looking forward to Parallel - I know it will be great!!!

  2. Thanks Shari. I know I promised you a new copy this weekend, but it's taking me much longer to clean up than I originally thought. I am almost done though :)

    Lessons Learned #1: take a week off and don't read your WIP, then look at it again before you send it off to beta's!

  3. Glad to hear you're breathing again :) Try not to stress - at least you've learned new lessons that will make the next one easier!! Good luck finishing up, and I can't wait to check it out!

  4. Claudia! Where have I been? I'm so sorry to hear about your writing/editing break down. We've all been there in one way or another. I'm glad to read that you're doing better now - I'm sorry that I'm late to the party. Take your time and try not to stress with edits. I, for one, can't wait to read Parallel!

  5. Glad you're breathing. Glad you're editing. You'll be just fine and YES I will look at the rewrites. :)

  6. Lauren - Thanks!

    Tiffany - Well, I know where I was destressing...checking out the OoooFactor :)

    Kate - You're the best and I got an email from your mom today!


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