Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Huzzah Huzzah

The deep edit of Spectacle is finished!!! From the last edit to this one, I chopped over 10K words out, and it shines like the top of the Chrysler Building!

Almost exactly three years to the day since I finished the first draft, but I'm done. I don't think I could cut another slice out of her. (Unless, of course, an editor tells me differently, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.)

Unfortunately, right now, my go-to gals are still working on reading Blink. So...

I'm looking for a few brave and unfettered souls to read this puppy for me. I just need someone to check for typos and errors at this point. I've caught a few as I was editing, but I know I've probably missed a bunch more. If you've got some free time over the next couple weeks, and would like to read Spectacle* (now known officially as Fear Itself), drop me a comment or an e-mail and I'll shoot it over to you.

Let me know. Meanwhile, join in the celebration! :happy dances:

ETA: If you're interested in reading a few of the scenes I've cut from Spectacle, please visit my other blog: Tabula Rasa.

*and I'm not above bribery.

4 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

I'll join the celebration by wishing you well, but I'm afraid I'm snowed under right now. Otherwise, I would offer to be a reader for you. Let me know in a couple of weeks if you still need someone.

liz fenwick said...

Well done!!! What a great feeling. Would love to read but now packing for Dubai....

B.E. Sanderson said...

Thanks, Travis. You sound swamped.
I'll keep your offer in mind if I don't get any other takers.

Thanks, Liz. You have a big job. Maybe the next book. =oD

Kristen Painter said...

Congrats on getting it done! I entered my writing cave myself today in hopes of kicking out some serious amounts of pages. Gotta get serious, ya know?