Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Scratching an Itch

Yesterday I got partway through the fifth short story in my series. It’s been fun revisiting them, if for like the millionth time. ~shakes head~ Today I completed that polishing reread and opened the sixth document.

But something continued to niggle me after I posted about this series yesterday. The newly renamed “Cat Scratch Fever” is a few thousand words shorter than most of the others (it remains to be seen where the seventeenth goes, currently incomplete with almost a doubled word count).

So, poor me, I have to read through the first story again and beef up the word count. ~sigh~ It’s such a chore (not) working on these scenes again. There are always little phrases that can spice up showing my characters’ personalities. That said, I’ve already punched up the first few paragraphs a little. Joy!

'Kyros" is pouting because he wants me to finish his story.
What are you planning to do today?

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12 comments:

  1. I understand that can be difficult because normally editing is all about trimming down. But anything that will help develop your characters is good.

    My day is nearly ended, so I'm just planning to relax now :)

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    1. That is so true. Thank you for the kind words. I know your day typically starts early, Nick, so I hope you enjoyed a good bit of rest. ~grin~ Be well!

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  2. It was my pamper day. I got a full set and a pedicure. Then I did a bit of grocery shopping at Raley's and now I'm home goofing off. Dinner in about 2 hours.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Sounds nice. ~grin~ Hope you enjoyed dinner and are having a lovely morning.

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  3. I hung on the deck till about 11:30 this morning with the furbabes then I got up and got dressed (yes, I hung in my gown)...and headed to moms. Dakota went with me. I told her I would come over and clean. Managed to knock it except for the den and 1/2 bath. Then I came home and curled up on the glider and slept for 2 hours. Now, I am pushing to get going again...haha But on the flip side, it was a beautiful day here. Just watered the gardens and I am ready to .....do something! haha...I know you enjoy your writing. Happy for you.

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    1. Thank you for the kind word! You are such a dutiful daughter/mother/grandmother/friend. Ah... I could go on and on. I barely clean my own house. ~grin~ You know it's in favor of writing, too. Heh... Be well!

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  4. I had that problem with the first novel (which is currently "resting"). I figured out what the problem was. Not enough world building. But that's just my issue; I'm sure it's not yours.

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    1. My world is fairly simple. ~blush~ Happy Writing!

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  5. What am I going to do today? The car needs washed. So do some windows. And I need to trap four females in Lebanon. Their kittens have been located and removed to a rescue, so its time for me to get the girls fixed. I hope I catch all four. But that's for later. Now I need to wash some windows.

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    1. Ugh... That doesn't sound fun. ~hugs~ Best wishes on the trapping. You do good works, my dear.

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