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I still haven't learned to write a decent elevator pitch, but I'll face that when I have something ready to send, I guess. For now, I have what I need to prepare my book for major surgery.
My sexy futuristic - which currently has no set title - has been chronicled scene by scene. I finished the last of this about two hours ago.
It has taken me three days to read through and list all the scenes on colored labels. In case you might have just stumbled on the post and are wondering on the length of the book - it's 89k, roughly 370 pages. Next, I'll be transferring all the info from the labels note cards so I can rearrange them on the floor of my office. In going through the scenes, I noticed I have a huge loop in my book. Toward the middle, the chapters repeat - slightly different from the version before - but are nonetheless the same spiel. The heroine has left the planet four times, and is still there. *_* Then miraculously the loop ends, and the heroine is back where she started. Apparently, she never left the planet after all.
That is the first major fix I have to face. Toward the end, my timeline is broken, the pacing is wrong, and the settings shift far too often to be realistic. Now that I've listed everything in the manuscript, I have to sort through it again to see what's worth keeping, what isn't, and make a list of what's broken and missing. It's like putting together a big jigsaw puzzle made out of broken passages. Not a total nightmare, but pretty damn close.
Anyway, tonight I start carding everything, and taking account of what is inside each scene. I can't stay up too long though. Mini has school tomorrow, and once he's on the bus, I have to take off to Ruston. I have to straighten out my car insurance, which totally sucks. I think I'd rather go to the dentist. For real. At least there they give you a shot for pain. :P