Editing and Cupcakes

Draft #3 of Cerulean Bound is officially done and off to my editor and alpha reader!

It took about three months to slog through all the revisions, and I only managed to cut 3k words — but in my defense, I added about five new scenes, so it’s frankly a miracle the word count didn’t shoot through the roof. I’m still aiming to get it down below 100k before I’m done with it, but this is a good start.

In other news, my best friend has bought her first house (woo!) and now lives only 10 minutes away. As such, we had a “walk the dog and bake cupcakes” date on Thursday. Check out our mad cupcake decorating skills (and my friend’s mad photography skills):



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9 thoughts on “Editing and Cupcakes

  1. Good news, all around, Michelle! Those cupcakes look fabulous, and the cover page of your manuscript is cool. (But then, I always think paper mss. look cool!)

    • I’m surprised the cupcakes turned out as well as they did, because we kind of just took the piping bag and went to town on them, lol. I love paper manuscripts!!! The problem is I can’t really work with them (unless it’s a final proofread) because I always find stuff to change, and I find it so much faster to type than to hand write so it gets frustrating.

      • Agree with you on paper manuscripts. My longhand “proto-draft” becomes an artifact once I type it into Word (changing as I go, of course). I print a copy when it’s approaching perfection (ha!) as a last-ditch backup, but I do all my editing on the computer, making liberal use of highlighting and different colours of text. The WIP is quite zany at the moment.
        OK, gotta go get a cupcake!

  2. Awesome news! Can’t wait to read it. As for the cupcakes, they look yummy. Where’s a photo of that dog, though?? 🙂

  3. giftspatz

    Looks delicious ! 🙂 I just checked your Blog to look if there is something new. Cant wait to read Cerulean Bound. 🙂

    Best Greetings, Cornelia

  4. Liz

    Please tell me there is an update for the third book. I love the series and can’t wait to see what happens next.

  5. Tiffiney Fort

    Agree with Liz. Just re read the first two. Did book 3 ever get released? I can’t find it anywhere and I’m very eager to read it.

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