Saturday, October 5, 2013

Editing Saturday

11:22- Got my music.

It makes me feel powerful.
You're probably thinking, now Abbey, didn't you just say you finished editing? Yes, in a way. My mom and I finished editing Part 3 on paper, so now I have to type all our edits in. I have about six chapters to go. I'm hoping I can get it done today!
So here I go!
Listening to: Queen of the Night Aria from Mozart's Magic Flute!

11:48- An interesting tidbit... When I was writing Part One of After the Twelfth Night, I listened to a lot of Sarah Brightman. In particular, I really liked her song 'The Journey Home.' When I was brainstorming titles for the book, The Journey Home was the most prevalent choice for awhile. I don't think I ever admitted that to anyone, though... Somehow it just didn't fit, even though I loved it. Then we came up with After the Twelfth Night, which fits the book perfectly.
Another title option was The Thirteenth Day, because, you know, the book takes place AFTER the TWELFTH Night. But we decided that, though brilliant, The Thirteenth Day sounds too much like a horror story.
Last sentence: SPOILERS! But the last word that I typed was 'plunder.'
Listening too: The Phantom of the Opera by Sarah Brightman and Antonio Banderas (who knew Puss in Boots could sing?)

12:29- Somewhere I saw a quote that said something along the lines of "It's not a good story without a dragon." For some reason I think Tolkien said it but I can't find the quote anywhere... Anyone know which one I'm talking about?
Anyway, I'm taking the person's advice and putting a dragon into After the Twelfth Night.
Last sentence: "It was wood, with a red painted dragon slithering across the lid."
There you go.
Listening to: Song of the Lonely Mountain by Neil Finn.
And now it's over so I'm going to change songs and maybe genres. Hmmm... And also, get some lunch! I'm starving and the food in the Crock Pot for dinner smells AMAZING.

1:24- Woohoo! Just hit 85,000 words! That's exciting. I don't think the book has ever been this long.
Last sentence: After hiding the pendant and undressing, Sebastian blew out the candle and crawled into bed.
Listening to: Haydn's Sonata No. 38 in F major. "And I believe I know which key you will sing in: 'F' Major! Hee hee hee!"

3:00- Easy come easy go... I'm back down to 84,500 words after deleted a huge chunk of plot that doesn't go with the editing plotline.
Last sentence: “Tell us all about it when you get back!” Robert said
Listening to: Paul McCartney's new song New!
3:20- Today has been an interesting day for editing. My dad and my uncle are coming home from a trip to the Grand Canyon so I've been doing a mix of cleaning, editing, and watching videos on youtube. I think I shall stop editing soon... I've almost done four chapters today! Huzzah.
Last sentence: Curtains of cobwebs hung down in tatters, their former occupants dead and gone many years ago.
Listening to: My wake-up call song; I like to go into my mom's room and wake her up with this:

3:27- Well, I finished chapter twelve! And I think I'm done for the day.
Last sentence: “What do we do now?” asked Antony hopelessly.
Listening to: Still listening to the Dvorak Dance.

What did you all do this fine Saturday? Is it fine where you are?

Live long and prosper!


  1. Yay for editing!
    I was at the Homecoming dance Saturday night, and didn't get home until midnightish. (Traffic was a nightmare as per usual.) However, we do have wonderful fall weather :p

  2. WOW Powerful beautiful music.

  3. Hmmm, I am wondering if there is some way I can permanently block Dvorak on my daughter's computer....