Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Almost done rewriting

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel: I only have 4 or 5 chapters left of Bubba Goes National to rewrite. I was pleasantly surprised to open "The Championships" and find that there were actually very few notes! Michy had said she could see my writing mature while she progressed through the book (most probably because it took two years to write), so maybe these last few chapters won't be so bad, after all! I'm pleased to say that I found a few things I decided to change just because, without her prompting. I realized there wasn't very much dialogue in this chapter, so I took some of the narrative and made it into conversation between the characters. See, Michelle L. Devon of Accentuate Services? I CAN be taught! But, you knew that, didn't you?

Thanks to Michelle's developmental editing notes (and my hard work--gotta give myself some kudos here), I have added 12,000 words to Bubba without changing the story. I have only enhanced it, making it so much better. I can't imagine publishing it the way it was before! Just a few more chapters, and this baby's done. Hang in there, Jennifer...

1 comment:

Michelle L. Devon said...

It's going to be a fantastic children's book! You should be proud! I'm proud of you for all the work and time and attention your putting into making sure it's your best effort and the best book for your readers as it possibly can be.

This is an exciting time for you!


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