Friday, 13 August 2010

Booty Cut

Ok - so I've started to edit my 78% Grade 2 novel and have snipped nearly all of chapter 1! Hah!

Bloggie friends, it feels painfully good to do so.... NOT!

Eeek!!!

Am I doing the right thing? Who knows? Pass on my next dose of ibuprofen and paracetemol! I'm emboldened by my delirium!

In the meantime, I've found a way of keeping my feet warm because no matter that it's summer outside, my feet are chilly!

So here I am modelling my faux fur booties!!

Charlie says: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



Have a frollicking fab Friday everyone!

32 comments:

notesfromnadir said...

Congrats on all the editing you've done. It may be painful now but later on you'll be glad.

Hi Charlie, hope you're getting enough sleep!

Brian said...

I think you'll figure out the right thing to do with you novel...Charlie can help you too!

Boonsong said...

I'm frolicking as I type. Thanks for another fun post.

All the best, Boonsong

Theresa Milstein said...

What do you mean by, "Grade 2 novel"?

When I first wrote, each word was sooo important and I couldn't cut anything. Now I cut without mercy.

Poor you, so cold in the summer? It's not fair you're sick in warm weather. I hope Charlie keeps you nice and warm.

Katnip Lounge said...

ick. Editing your own stuff is painful. Time for chocolate!

The Kats say ther prefer the Gen-u-wine real fur article...handsome Charlie!

laughingwolf said...

charlie... always the scene stealer ;) lol

have fun trimming, kit :O

Jacqueline said...

Good luck with the rewrite...We hope you are feeling well enough to enjoy the weekend; Charlie is definitely the best foot warmer you could have!...Happy Friday, take care, Jenn.

fairyhedgehog said...

I hope you're saving the bits you're cutting out in case you need them later!

I'm sorry you're still poorly. At least you have Charlie to look after you(!)

Ellie said...

Sometimes you've got to be ruthless. If you're going by your gut instinct, then I'd say you're right.

Brigid said...

Good luck with the editing!
Love the booties.

Kea said...

It's "just" a cold, right? You don't have a secondary bacterial infection that needs antibiotics, do you? Because if you are not getting better, get your butt off to your doctor!

As for the edits...all I can do is wish you good luck. LOL.

I'd like to do what Charlie is doing. Please tell me how the fur kids know when 4AM rolls around, even if I've gone to bed a couple of hours later than usual?

Sending you lots of Light that you feel much better soon, Jennifer!

India Drummond said...

I think in nearly every piece I've ever written I've cut off anywhere from several paragraphs to several pages off the beginning. I guess it takes me a while to get to the meat of the story!

Susan Fields said...

It's painful to edit, but so necessary! I recently took out the entire first chapter of my wip. It hurt, but I think it's so much better this way!

Jenny Woolf said...

great bootees... stylish as well as practical :)

Marg said...

WEll maybe it is a good thing that you took out a lot, then you can jut add some new ideas. Sorry to hear you are still not well. Charlie, you sure have the right idea. Good job helping that Mom. Hope you have a really good week end.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We like your furry foot covers - we can't believe how cold and wet it is goodness knows what winter will be like if this is "summer"!

At least you have got some of your book editing done - with Charlie's help of course!

Hope you feel much better soon.

Hart Johnson said...

Editing is ALWAYS painful! ALWAYS. And cutting a lot has to happen... it IS the right thing. You may want to ask yourself though, is it the right TIME. I don't recommend editing until the first draft is done, because it will just have to be RE-edited when the whole book is done, and part of what seems minor enough to cut now, may fit well in context of later. And your BRAIN may trick you, so you FORGET you cut something, then you write something that needs it... That would be my advice, anyway.

Talli Roland said...

Happy Friday! It's so hard when you're editing, isn't it? A good piece of advice I heard when you're chopping bits is to keep a Word doc of the deleted stuff so you don't really feel so bad chopping it, and it's always there if you need it.

I hear you on the chilly thing - I'm wrapped up in a blanket right now! IN AUGUST! Sigh.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Charlie is always there to help! Good luck with the novel trimming!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A warm cat on your feet doesn't keep you warm?

TK and Squashies said...

Oh Editting is so very very hard. I don't know why it is so hard to edit your own writing, but it definitely is...
We love your foot warmer, he looks very contented to be filling that position!
Happy editting, and we hopes you feel better soon.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well, it sounds like you are getting a lot accomplished - sure it is tough now but it will be a good thing in the long run!!

Hi Charlie!!


We hope you both have a wonderful weekend!!

Ginger Jasper said...

The editing will pay of in the end.. Love how Charlie is helping MOL.. Hugs Gj x

ABBY said...

Charlie are you giving your Mom editing tips?

purrin

xo
Abby

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Well, it'll be all the better for it I know!! Happy weekend to you to!!
(I've included you in my entry of the "Invasion of the Bloggy snatchers blogfest on August 19th!) I hope you like it! *hugs*

DJ Kirkby said...

Ok I'm confused....a "78% grade two novel"...what's that? Love those 'faux' but real fur booties. Hello gorgeous Charlie.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

PS-I mean it's on the 18th, not 19th, sorry! ;)

Debs said...

Well done for being so brave with your editing.

I love those little feet warmers, so sweet.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So hard to do, but it'll be the better for the cutting. It'll feel okay once it's done, too.

Sammy and Andy said...

Meowza!!!!!!! That's a lot of editing!!!!!!!!!!

We want to thank you and sweet Charlie for attending Andy's party yesterday....you helped make it a very special day for him. We luvs ya both.

Esme said...

Charlie you are so sweet sleeping away.

Congrats on your editing.

Beth Zimmerman said...

It's 106 here today. Can't imagine cold toes! But Charlie makes a very lovely foot warmer!