Major Revision/Rewrite of Violets & Violins
Status: 98,000 words out of 100,000
Words added/rewritten this week: 8,000
Even though the status bar indicates I'm nearly finished with the rewrite, I still have several chapters to go. As I've mentioned before, the book is going to be long and require some cutting. I'm prepared to wield the scalpel and even to pull out the meat cleaver if necessary, knowing that tightening the story will only serve to improve it.
I received a call from the coordinator of The Heart of the Rockies contest this week. Violets & Violins finaled in the inspirational category. I'm pleased to see this story doing so well and earning me the right to have it seen by the top-notch agents and editors who have so generously offered to serve as the final judges.
Because I appreciate the opportunity to get feedback on my story and the chance to have it seen by industry professionals should it final, I prepared and sent three more contest submissions this week.
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How was your writing week? Do you have good news to share?