I’m just now getting into the End of Mae rewrite/edit. One of the comments I’ve had repeatedly is to please extend the story line out. Done. The barebones End of Mae is now 23,000 words. That will fluctuate as I polish it up, but not by much.
To rewrite I’ve divided the entire book, with new material added, into chapters with a copy of the original manuscript. I should be able to breeze through the chapters this way and make sure everything is up to snuff.
Tomorrow I’ll be sitting at Artful Things from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a “celebrity photographer,” in the words of Jennifer Forehand of Serintea, who will be having a Kentucky Derby themed open house there. How could I say no when she called me a celebrity? I will be wearing my favorite fancy hat.
In between photos I plan to catch up on End of Mae and am hoping to get through at least a few chapters during that time. Mr. Smith is off getting certified as a Krav Maga instructor, so I’ll have Sunday to just keeping working (except for a lunch break with a good friend.)
I’m hoping to have it all done and ready to go by the end of this month and ready to celebrate the fifth year of being a published author. That’s the beauty of bing an indie author—I get to make my own deadlines…and sometimes that can work against me.
Here’s a screen shot of the new beginning.