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September 23, 2012

Finished running the R & R through AutoCrit today. Made a couple of minor plot fixes on the fly to respond to notes I had, and pondering whether one more is necessary or merely desirable.

My lovely wife finished her review of the italics purge to the ghost novel, so after I get copies of the R & R of the faerie novel out to a handful of people, that will be the next project. Then, once the prospective agent is back in gear in about three weeks, pass him the R & R, and back to the SF colonization one, which…will take a while. So that (and Archon) fills out October, although somewhere in there we tear down the old shed out at my wife’s cabin (see pictures a few weeks back).

Job security, so to speak. November also brings a possible trip to Canada, leading a SLAG discussion on online resources for market research (a.k.a. Query Tracker and Duotrope), and…oh yeah, Thanksgiving. Deer season too.

Spent some time watching my son’s lacrosse practice. He started last Sunday, and I planned on digging out my old ball glove to help him to drills at home, but since I couldn’t find it I ended up buying a lacrosse stick myself. The entry level ones are cheaper than ball gloves these days. I’m enjoying going down to the subdivision they bought out and leveled next door to ours to drill with him. It’s like keep away with sticks. And boy, those little balls are dense. He’s armored up like a Transformer and I’m just wearing vaguely protective shades and work gloves. I’ll put a picture up of him soon in his gear.

But back to the R & R–for the longest time I felt adrift in it, since I layered stuff on in pieces. I had to rely on the existing structure to ensure it stayed cohesive while I worked on the additions. Now, with everything in place, going through it a chapter at a time with AutoCrit has proven reassuring. It flows differently than it did–making it 60% longer can do that–but it flows. I like the expanded characters. They’re load-bearing, but they’re still fun. With luck my readers will agree.

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