Editing is complete on The Page & The Magician. Well, until an agent or publisher tells me to fix something. This last revision was about making sure the story flowed, fixing grammar and tense issues, and being clever. In correcting flow, I found some spots where I had thrown something in that either didn’t jive with the story or I forgot to finish something. A package never got delivered, and that had to be fixed. In being clever, sometimes the smallest changes can add so much to a story. After a great conversation with a friend, I added hints that my world was bigger than the immediate story. I also made tiny changes like the species of a flower to increase meaning. As I’ve said before, I write in layers. I don’t know what layers are beyond this. I’ve taken my novel as far as I can alone.
With this complete, I have a little breathing room to tend to things like cleaning my home. Not too much. I have more queries I need to do, of course.
I have a short story I also need to plot out because pantsing hasn’t taken me nearly far enough. After the short story? The Blood Waitress Club will become my focus.
I also have some other skills to work on and an interview to prepare for. French level 3 starts in a couple of weeks as well.
First, I’m dancing and singing some Green Day in the privacy of my condo. Sorry neighbours! I realize my singing is terrible, but I enjoy it anyway 🙂
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend despite the chilly weather!