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Making the story clearer

I’ve started revisions on Wolf in Flight. Again, yes, Anne was right. Too much back story by far at the start and thrown into the ms. (Grrrr, I love my editor….I guess.)

Sooo… inquiring minds want to know, how do you remove that stuff?

With a sharp knife and a lot of words!

Lol, I’ve revised chapter one. Consisted of removing the old first TWO chapters and writing an entirely new one. Because I realized as I started this project that I really DID have tons of backstory. Everywhere. In chapters one and two but also in three, four etc. I’ve been dropping info non stop in this story.

So instead of telling the info I’m trying to get back to the most important points. Who is the story about and what are they about? That’s where I’m working to solve the riddle of how to fix the problem.

Time will tell if it works…

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Works in Progress

Where I’m at with different works:

• The Wind and The Sun (Sunshine and Zephyr) Remake of Aesop’s Fable. Revised and Submitted

• Tidal Wave (Alexia, Joshua and Anthony) Water shifter urban fantasy. Submitted

• Rocky Mountain Heat (Jaxi and Blake) Six Pack Ranch Book One. Turned down by Samhain. I’ll do some revisions and submit elsewhere

•Wolf In Flight (Missy and Tad) Granite Lake Wolves Book Two. In revisions then I’ll resubmit to Samhain.

• Hidden Away (Jessi and Tyler) Mitchell Werewolves Book One. 52K. Needs to be revised as it’s the first story I wrote. Then submit somewhere.

• Future Shock (Susan, Kyle and Kevin) Urban Fantasy Paranormal Thriller. 30K/50

• Fae Visions (Tina and Jordon) Urban Fantasy Blog story 28K/?35

• Yukon Quest (Leanne and Mitch) Contemporary Adventure Romance 4K/ 30

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile malfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

Tuesday Tidbits

From Secrets of Tarneth, an epic fantasy that needs LOTS of revising!! My first story ever.

King Toth led Lady Hewel back to his wife’s company and after leaving them with a few hastily promised words made a direct path for the royal bath chamber. He checked the halls before using his key to enter and then relocked the door behind him.

In the space near the pool Toren sat unhappily on the pools edge, soaking wet, trying not to look in the direction of the splashing in the opposite corner. A pile of grey clothing lay discarded in a heap nearby. Toren scrambled to his feet at his father’s approach. “Father, I think a few explanations would be in order now, don’t you agree?”

Toth watched the slim body swimming to and fro in the depths of the cold pool, a look of amusement on his face. “She is a handful, isn’t she?” he chuckled.

“Father!”

“So serious, are we, my son?” Toth removed his shoes and socks and pushed up his trouser legs to dangle his feet in the water, his eyes laughing as he continued to gaze in Wyn’s direction. He motioned for Toren to join him.

The Prince made a point of sitting with his back to the pool. “You said I had to watch her until you arrived. You’ve arrived; she’s now your responsibility. You watch her.”

“Was it that difficult a task?”

“Father!” Toren glared. “When you told me to bring her to the baths I thought she was going to wash her face or something, but she took one look at the pool and the next thing I knew she had stripped off her clothes and dove in. If that wasn’t bad enough she proceeded to lay motionless on the bottom for so long I thought she’d hit her head when she dove in so I jumped in to save her.” He rubbed his chin where the king now noticed a bruise was rising. “I didn’t think a girl could hit that hard but she can pack a lot of force in that fist of hers.” The prince glanced involuntarily at Wyn as an exceptionally large splash reached to their side of the pool.

“Explanations, remember?”

Toth slowly nodded. “She’s a river elf.” Toren gasped. “I know there have been rumours that they totally died out, or even tales that they never existed except in children’s tales. But they are real and that,” he pointed toward Wyn, “is a not very obedient example. She’s actually only half river elf, the other half is Fae.”

Toth turned to look his son in the eyes. “What I tell you know is not knowledge to share with others. I received a message from the King of the River people just over six months ago. It seems that he was having a little trouble with a daughter and he wanted to know if she could come and foster here for a while. We were going to accept when another message arrived notifying us that the girl had decided to run away.” Toth smiled. “She’s obviously very good at surviving on the land because until she fell into Bec and Lukos’ company there had been no sign of her at all. It takes some skill to stay hidden from river folk.”

“His daughter?”

“Yes, lad, that unlikely creature is a princess.”

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force people to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile malfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any therapy may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medicine.

Great ideas....finally!

I’ve been loving the blog. Really, I have. But living on the Pacific coast and trying to get life started on time on the mornings…some days I feel like it’s the evening and I haven’t posted yet.

Finally, a brain wave hit. I’m still going to post five days a week (sorry, Karina, only five.) but I’ll try to post the night before. That way even though -I’m- still snoozing, the day will have begun here in Dreamland.

So what is new in the New Year?

Submitted The Wind and The Sun again. Waiting for a response on Rocky Mountain Heat. Working on the synopsis for Tidal Wave.

And finished the Valentine short for Samhain, Sweet Mischief. I really like how it turned out and many thanks to Mari Carr, Joy Roach and Valerie Tibbs for helping me proofread it and polish it up. Kisses!

Oh, and exciting news from Mari. She sold Everything Nice to Ellora’s Cave. Yeah, Mari!!!! Excellent story, and you’re an inspiration to me.

I want to be you when I grow up. Well, except I like my straight hair. :)

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

Thursday Things

What’s happening in terms of publishing:

Well you saw the pretty cover. :grin:

1. Finished Tidal Wave and it’s not going in the anthology. 37K by the end. Working on cleaning it up, writing the synopsis and getting ready to submit. I like the story and feel 8/10 on getting it accepted somewhere.

2. Got another rejection today. Yup, third ‘no’ on a story, and again it’s a ‘no…but’. Editor at Samhain offered a revise and resubmit for Wolf in Flight. As usual, she is right on the money with her comments and suggestions. Gag, I hate it AND love it when she’s right. I told her while I’d like a yes I’d prefer a good story in the end. It’s true, but I’m going to have to work hard on this revision. Back to the drawing board!!

3. I’m on the list for submitting a free story for Samhain for Valentines Day. They started this program over Christmas and it was a wonderful success. Authors write a story story and donate it to the readers so they can enjoy and try out the different writers styles. I’m working on that now and will be able to link it in Febraury! What a treat.

4. Gotta smile at this one. I’ve been invited to attend the Valentines Day dinner with the Alberta Romance Writers Association that I belong to. I’m a ‘guest speaker’ and get to share about my journey to being published. This is going to be especially fun because I’ll get to see Tammy Lyn again, who I really enjoyed meeting at the session in November.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your remedy.