20k Words Cut from Cerulean Bound!


I’ve fallen into a really productive schedule this holiday season, which is basically to wake up, eat breakfast, and then edit until my brother wakes up around 12 – 1 p.m. Then we go do Christmas-y stuff. This works great for me, because when I have the entire day to edit, it’s an intimidatingly large block of time, and I’m more likely to procrastinate. Whereas if I know I have a set end time, I’m able to focus better and actually get stuff done. Hence, 20k words cut fromΒ Cerulean Bound — and counting!

I’m about 75% of the way through the manuscript, which means I’m now coming up on the ending. I expect the editing to slow down significantly, because the ending is, obviously, the part of the book I’ve gone over the fewest times. So it needs the most work. I don’t imagine I’ll fix all the problems with this go-through, but I should at least be able to make sure it all makes sense before I send it off to my editor and alpha readers.

Also, sushi! I’m off to all-you-can-eat sushi this evening with a few friends, and I’m super excited because usually I live in a very small town that has literally zero Asian restaurants. But now I’m back in civilization, and I fully intend to stuff my face with sushi, dim sum, pad thai, pho, and every other delicious non-fish-and-chips food I can get my hands on. I’ve actually been having dreams about dim sum. Sheesh.

I hope everyone’s having a wonderful holiday season! Stay warm, and stay awesome.

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9 thoughts on “20k Words Cut from Cerulean Bound!

  1. Will a “director’s cut” edition be available?

    • Not unless you want to wade through 30k of characters having lengthy and unimportant conversations about stuff that already happened, or that could be easily summarized in three sentences of narration. Although RIP Gilli the Claktill — you were useless, but you were feisty and will be missed.

  2. Merry Christmas, Michelle! And continued happy editing.

  3. Dim Sum good dreams. Merry Christmas.

  4. Hope you had a good Christmas and best wishes for an awesome and productive New Year! πŸ™‚ I’ve taken a long break from wordpress and I have to say that I love your site redesign! It’s amazing!

    • Thanks! It’s a bit of a starry night explosion, but I like it πŸ˜€ Happy new year! Any exciting resolutions? The only one I’ve come up with so far is “write every day” — so far I’m succeeding! (responding to a blog comment counts, right? lol)

      • I usually think more of “goals” so I view things more in terms of progress toward a goal. I usually fail resolutions before the end of January lol. I’m working on the “write every day” one as well, except I’ve made it write or edit every day. And yes responding to comments is still writing! Totally counts πŸ˜‰

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