Friday, April 23, 2010

Edits Finished, back to the WIP

I fell off the radar this week while doing the line edits, sorry about that! But I finished them yesterday and my agent had a quick peek. I'll read the book through one more time on Monday (just in case I missed something!!!) before sending it off to my editor.

I also wrote the acknowledgments and that was huge fun!

So today, after a week away from it, I opened up my wip. I'd last left it in the middle of editing stuff my CPs had pointed out, and then I realised the last page of my second chapter was all wrong (basically I'd completely misunderstood my hero's motivation there towards the heroine - no wonder I wrote myself into a hole last week. Once I realised the problem and turned it on its head we were good to go again!) I managed five pages this afternoon which I'm happy with, as it's got me back into the world and not only that, it's got me very excited about the story again!


Eleni Konstantine said...

Congrats on working out the hero's true motivation :)

Mel Teshco said...

Well done Christina!!!
And did you get past that crossroads? =)

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, Eleni. It was so obvious, since he'd already hinted at it in chapter one. Then I tried making him do a 180 degree turnabout in chapter two and it Just Wasn't Working!!!

Mel, the crossroads turned out to be me ignoring what the hero was telling me all along! Once I figure that out the next scene fell into place by itself!!

Kaye Manro said...

Glad to hear your edits are finished. And that you worked out the problem in your wip.

Susan Macatee said...

That's great, Christina! I had a similar experience with a science fiction romance I had to put aside so I could complete revisions on an historical romance. I was stuck on the sci-fi and the reason was...the opening was all wrong! I realized it this morning, sat down and rewrote a whole new opening. Now, when I finish the revision, I'm hoping the rest of the story will work out better. LOL.