Wednesday, November 25, 2009

McKoala lives!

Although recovery is tedious, I have been able to drop the nanna naps in favour of reading and...tarantara...doing a pernickety edit on WiW. I'm fine as long as I pace myself. Was hoping to go back to work tomorrow, but I think working from home may have to suffice, and may also allow me to continue some work on WiW - 2000 needless words cut out and counting.

I think I've talked about the pernickety edit before. It's when I use find and replace to go through the entire manuscript and look for weasel words that just don't need to be in there. I have a loooong list of offences: phrases, words and even part words. It takes days, sometimes weeks to do this edit properly, so I leave it as close to the end of the process if I can - because if I do any major rewrites, I make myself do it again. Hoping I haven't jumped the gun this time, because two betas are still reading. However, if I make changes, I think I already know where it's going to happen, so I should be able to do a miniature pernickety edit on that section.

I might just browse round the koala victims later today to see if you are all being as virtuous as I am.

Reading: I read Stephen King's 'Under the Dome'. Hm. Slightly disappointing work from The Master this time. Has anyone else read it?

5 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better.

Whirlochre said...

Glad you're on the mend, even though it means I shall have to start wearing tha anti-marsupial armour again.

And I'm with you on the pernickety edits. I'm de-inging at the moment and it's very time consuming.

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Glad you're feeling better. Post your list of words and phrases please. I have my own but I'm sure there are some that need to be added...

McKoala said...

Good idea ss, coming up. Thanks Fairy and Whirl!

sylvia said...

I am being virtuous, honest!

I hope you are feeling back up to scratch now!