December 9th, 2008
Still Have To Poke At A Few Things

I’ve finished an extensive round of edits. I have cut chapters. Rearranged chapters. Added an extra POV that wasn’t there in the first three rounds of edits. Now I have to figure out if all my evil scientist tampering has made the book better or worse. I took my editor’s editorial letter and ran with it.

Tomorrow, I’ll spend the day typing in the changes and printing the book out. Hopefully I’ll finish so I can start reading. We have friends coming over on Thursday, so I’ll have to clean the house. It’s looking really scary right now. I haven’t touched it since edits…on Scarlet began and I’m just now finishing up Crimson edits. You do the math. 😳

I’ve decided to call it a night. I still have to workout and I’d like to have dinner sometime before midnight.

Saw Shiloh’s wonderful sale news. Way to go!!! You and Bernard are on a roll. Big congrats!!! 😀

10 comments to “Still Have To Poke At A Few Things”

  1. That is some fantastic news for Shi. And um, I think we are on the same cleaning schedule. 😆 Fingers crossed your mad scientist revision was just what was needed!

  2. 🙂 Thanks, Jordan. And Charli!

    I just finished edits on CHAINS, and man, that one was a bitch. I brought it on myself. I…uh…well, I guess I’m a glutton for punishment. 🙄

    Hey, you use that workout Wii, right? I mentioned it to my husband, wouldn’t mind getting it for Christmas. 😀

  3. Charli, LOL, on the cleaning schedule. *ggg* Definitely not my strong suit.

    Here’s hoping. 🙂

  4. Shi, I hear you on the edits.

    Yes, I have the Wii Fit. And yes, I use it. I love it. I think it’s a lot of fun. Makes working out enjoyable.

  5. Hi Jordan:

    I know all your hard work has made Crimson even better. 😀

    All the best

  6. Do you ever challenge your editor’s suggestions to change things aside from structure mechanics, Jordan? If so, how often do you have to change the challenged part anyway? I will accept ‘No Comment’. 🙂

  7. Hey Lea,

    Thank you for the vote of confidence. 🙂

  8. Bernard, Yes, I challenge anything that messes with the overall story structure or three book arc. There’s only one in this book that I wish I would’ve kept because it wasn’t an easy fix by any stretch of the imagination. It caused me to have to add another POV to make up for the changes. Of course, when I read through the book it might turn out to be better. *g*

    I don’t challenge editorial comments often. I pick my battles carefully. There are certain scenes that I know going in I WILL NOT change because I like them as they are and I feel they are essential to the story. That is true with every book I write, not just the one I’m currently editing. For example, I knew I wouldn’t change the opening scene to RED. It was necessary to set the tone of the book and introduce the killer. In my mind, it couldn’t be any other way. The way I wrap up CRIMSON is another thing I will not change because it would destroy how I brought the three book story arc full circle.

    Little things are no big deal. Or if the suggestion is something that will only make the story stronger, which is where most suggestions fall. A lot of the suggestions my editor gave were spot on. I think the changes have made the story stronger. I’ll know for sure when I finish typing the changes in and get to read the whole thing.

  9. Thanks, Jordan, that answers it perfectly.

  10. Bernard, Glad I could help. 🙂