Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery
dr_pretentious

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.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 11 comments