According to a friend of mine, we in the “Beltway” (which is huge considering I don’t live in DC) must go on after Saturday’s tragedy. He mentioned we needed good news to lift up our spirits. That’s when he asked how the search for an agent is going. Um, it’s on hold waiting for SWEET SIXTEEN to be revised. BR, my darling beta reader, is currently reading the first ten pages before she sends me an email about how bad the first ten pages are.
At the moment I am grateful BR has only seen the first ten pages. I’m pretty sure now that the first few pages are horrible. To be truthful, I am pretty sure most days that I will always find something in the book that needs to be revised. I swear I figure out that I need to revise something in the weirdest situations.
Saturday Morning – before the shooting – I was lying in bed enjoying my day off when I realized I hated portions of SWEET SIXTEEN. If I remember correctly, I just revised SWEET SIXTEEN. I distinctly remember saying I would wait until BR mentioned she hated parts before I ripped sections out. The best laid plans, right?
Anywho, that sent me back to revising the three scenes. I am in the process of ripping out the parts I don’t like. Fun! Later this week or next I shall revise the first ten pages once more. Anyone else get the idea I’m going to be revising for a few months? Tell me these revisions will make the book better!
Back to revising before BR asks to see more of SWEET SIXTEEN. That’s assuming BR wants to see more of SWEET SIXTEEN. (Fingers crossed!)