Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Filling the blanks...

I was revising away yesterday, and some of what I have to do is what I call "filling in the blanks," the parts where I've gone through the previous draft and moved or changed things and then write detailed notes, such as:

"More description"

or

"Show B. getting more upset"

or

"Get them to other location."

In other words, ACK! I need to write original material to fill the blanks between new material and old, and sadly, based on the sketchiest of outlines.

Sometimes there's more. Indeed, sometimes I've written out the new material and attached it to the page. Thank goodness. Because this is one darned fine way to drive my own self nuts!

4 comments:

CherylStJohn said...

Line edits for me today.

Do you have your tree up yet?

Margaret Moore said...

Nooo, and not for awhile. I do have the wreath on the door, though!

How 'bout you?

CherylStJohn said...

Yes, I do, though I haven't located the tree skirt I want to use yet, so I haven't taken and photos.

Got my line edits done in one day. The ms was a clean as I've ever seen. I heart my editor.

Margaret Moore said...

Oh, early Christmas present from your editor! How delightful!