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I've now gone through all the scenes on my first cloud sheet, twelve in all. My word count is a little short, but I'm not worrying about that just yet. I re-wrote the scenes that needed it, and added in the three additional scene cards (green note cards). Pretty much, the entire beginning of the book is there.
Tonight I'll print it all up and do a throughly line edit on everything there. By the time I'm done with that, I'm pretty sure two of the scenes will ended up greatly expanded. I'll be surprised if not. I'll be working on that until it's polished to my satisfaction, and once it's done, I'll move on to the next section of manuscript and start the process all over again.
How do you do revisions? Do you go one chapter at a time? Scene per scene? Have a crit partner run through your draft with a fine tooth comb? I'd love to hear your revision strategies if you'd care to share.
Today, while putting away bath towels, I knocked a box down on top of my head and found a package of Garnier Nutrisse that I bought two years ago. I don't remember why exactly I bought it at the time, but I'm notorious for impulse buying hair color then putting it away for later. Right now I've got at least 7 boxes of hair color back in the bathroom cabinet: a garnet color from Feria, a champagne blonde, a frosting kit, two boxes of dark blonde and a few others. I should take a picture of the stash. Anyway, the color on the Garnier Nutrisse box is medium golden mahogany brown. I shuffled it in with the other boxes of hair color and put the towels away. Blah blah.
However as I was writing, the lure of untapped chemicals began to sing the siren song that can only mean one thing: impulse hair change. I had a hard time choosing whether to use the Feria or the Garnier, but ended up going with the lighter of the two tones because my hair had so much blonde on top. Notice - HAD.
Around 9 thirty, hubby called home and asked what I was up to. Ooooh, nothing. This, as I'm talking on the phone with a head full of hair dye. 35 minutes later, I ended up with this:
No make up in either of these photos, so don't freak out. :P
The box said brown tones, but I figured with my starting hair color it would end up a medium auburn. I was right. Red hair always makes my freckles more obvious, but what the heck.
I think it's cute. I hope Mini recognizes me when I pick him up from school.
Anyway, that's that. I trimmed my fringe a little since I took these this morning, but it didn't make that much of a change. Just enough to get the hair out of my eyes. I wonder what hubby's gonna say when he sees it. Ah well, he knows I'm a color junkie. He shouldn't be too surprised. And at the very least, he should be glad that I didn't have to pay for it, per say. The color was already here, so I didn't go buy anything.
Off to load the dishwasher before I have to go pick up Mini Bear. Bless his little heart. He got his first report card yesterday (did I mention that already? #oldage) and he managed all As...except for his conduct grade. LOL Yep, that's my little Gemini chatterbox. Oh well, he still got an S for satisfactory. ^_^
Happy Tuesday, everyone!