Monday, August 20, 2007

My Desk

I know I should wait until I get back my beta readers' notes, but I just couldn't sit on this manuscript any longer. I even cleaned my desk this morning so I'd have a fresh space, a good way to mentally prepare.

So I'm starting revisions, red pen in hand, and I've already found some wince-worthy typos. This is a good thing, I tell myself, I can fix this even before the readers get back to me. Of course, my fear is the beta readers will get back to me and say "Burn this manuscript at once!"

But in the meantime there will be less typos.


Sarah said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL desk!

Darlene said...

Thanks! It's a leather topped table that belonged to my late mother-in-law. It was pretty beat up when we got it, but I lavished care and leather cream on it and got it into decent shape. I'm quite fond of it.

Jill Monroe said...

Good luck with your revising, and wow, I'm impressed by your really clean desk!!

Darlene said...

Cleaning the desk helped get me in the mood for beginning work. And while some people slip Barry White into the CD player to get "in the mood", I put on Hans Zimmer's "The Contender Theme" followed by "Gladiator". Definitely looking for a different mood here.[g]

The revisions are going well. I did find one sex scene I'd hammmered out (heh) in a hurry and it needed some serious work, but otherwise it's been mostly tweaking until I hear back from the betas.