Deep Into Mae Rewrite

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 11.46.43 PMI’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.

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About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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