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October 23, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: The Craft   4 Comments

Writing Updates:

Bunny Trouble: I have cut 12,000 words and the difficulty now is interweaving the plot and subplots based on the cuts. The action in Bunny Trouble ebb and flows, but the pacing with “sub-draft-3” is now relentless. I am not saying that to toot my own horn either, I actually worry I am shirking setting and atmosphere.

We shall see. I am still waiting to hear from two other beta readers and the marked up manuscript from three who have already giving me feedback. The core of the book remains, as it is, which is good. Changing that would have gone from “draft 3” to “rewrite.”

Part of Draft 3 is a new Chapter 1. It is as whimsical as it is raw. I take one of “my pretties” and show her a slice of life she did not want to see, and it broke her heart. I feel guilt for doing this. Isn’t that strange?


The Baby Dancers: plodding along at the speed of molasses, it is turning out to be a dynamic story that may put all my previous efforts not exactly to shame, but definitely rises to a category on its own. I write on it every day, but it is slow going because of the Bunny Trouble edits.

Life: Hey, it is not a book, but yanno, life happens. I submitted two resumes to a manager here who is looking for a clone of me to work in his group. If he brings one on, that is a big win for the consulting company I work for and a yummy bonus for me, since I am the one who found the work. I also would be finding someone a lucrative contract in this time of economic turmoil. That, my 8.3 readers, gives me the warm fuzzies.

Yesterday a strikingly attractive woman came into my office with a try of cookies and gave me one, and then left. What was up with that?

Meta: Jeepers! My blog has exploded. Hits! Links! More hits! Snarky comments in mail! Flirty banter! And BACON!


4 comments on: Meanwhile…

  1. Mark October 23, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Best of luck.

    I got to 30,000 but then I looked back–I shouldn’t have, and now, I can’t bring the rewrite up to even 3,000 words. or can I return to my 25% completed original draft 🙁

    Keep writing!


  2. Anthony October 23, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

  3. David October 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Hang in there, I’m still workin’ on it. I’ve found, umm, more than a few typos.

  4. Anthony October 24, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I bet. Thank you very much.

    My fingers are schizophrenic. Are we typing? Are we playing the piano? WHAT?!

    Then there’s the “oh my gosh this bottle of wine is so good yum yum slurp. Zzzzzz.”

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