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More on turning in a book

Okay. As I mentioned earlier today, I emailed Everyone Loves Blue Dog to my agent. I wish I'd taken one last look at it, because I forgot to delete a couple of the notes I left myself regarding cleaning it up (little stuff like taking out all the double-spacing). I did them, I just forgot to take out the reminders. And now I can't remember if I spell-checked it one last time. Crap. I'm an idiot.

Anyway, The second draft was 109,300. This draft that I just turned in was 96,700 words. I took out very few scenes, though--most of it was cleaning up sentences and deleting extraneous information.

I'm happy with the book. It feels good to say it. I'm happy with the book.

However, I imagine my agent is a little leary of it. I had two years to revise Harvest of Fire (btw, new title for that book: Child of Fire) and I (we, everybody) had no idea how I would do with a deadline. I wonder how much of a sophmore slump she's expecting. Ah, well, anything that lowers expectations can only help me.

I learned some things writing it. I hope the revisions are minor. They won't be, but I hope they are. What concerns me most is that it's a darker book than the first one.

I dunno. I feel like this is something I should be talking talking talking about but I don't have anything more to say. I turned in the book. I like the book. I wonder how it will be received. I turned in the book. I like the book. I wonder how it will be received. I turned in the book. I like the book. I wonder how it will be received.

Now I just need a title for it that matches the [Blank] of [Blank] construction.
Tags: everyone loves blue dog, reasons i suck
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