First Draft for Human Consumption

Ooh, I noticed a lot of people visiting yesterday, but only a few comments on my interview with Jennifer Haymore. Don’t be shy! The drawing is this Friday for an autographed copy of A Hint of Wicked, her NY debut. Go here to comment.

I’m supposed to finish my first human consumable draft of Silk and Seduction today and print it out to mail to Little Sis. “Human consumable” means it’s barely fit to be read and I’ve taken out the <put argument scene here> type notes. From my experience, I know that it’s corny and repetitive and there’s just big gaps that don’t work right now, but no one but Little Sis can fix it!

I don’t know what I’d do without her. It takes a special talent to critique an entire manuscript for structure and flow and proper build-up. I’d pay her if she wasn’t family — I suppose I’ll pay her by organizing her bridal shower. 🙂

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  1. Dara
    May 27, 2009 @ 10:05:21

    My little sis is the same way. She finds things in my prose that I’d never catch (and that many of my critique group members miss too!) and she gets so excited about my work.

    It’s always nice to have such a close sibling. 🙂

  2. Jeannie
    May 27, 2009 @ 10:06:47

    Indeed — and one who’s a better reader than I am too!

  3. Lisa
    May 27, 2009 @ 15:03:27

    Thank God for sisters, right!?

  4. Jerri
    May 31, 2009 @ 05:14:14

    Mine isn’t my little sis, Jeannie, but my older sis and her opinion means everything to me when it comes to my stories. I just finished my first draft as well. Haven’t had time to celebrate that. Have a new grandbaby to focus on right now. : – )