Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery

Actual Writing Work (and Google +)

A friend who Really Knows Whereof She Speaks gave some advice on the opening of the Big Book, so I'm tinkering with that again. It's the first time in a couple of years that I've read more than a chapter in a sitting. Surprising, which things still look good and which demand improvement. My own sentence structure habits annoy me. I could probably cut 2000 words out of this manuscript on conjunctions alone.

I may just work to the end of the manuscript and do that, since the publishing schedule at Drollerie is way behind, and has been for a while. Even if I finished the Ria story today, my publisher wouldn't be ready for it for a bit. Running a small press is really, really hard, and in ways I'm glad I don't have to deal with. If I ever start talking about doing that, remind me that I said I wasn't suited for it.

Meanwhile, I've gone and registered for Google+. Not sure what I think of it yet, since it's hard to get enough contiguous computer time to do more than two computery things in a day. Sound off, if you're using it.
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