Friday, June 09, 2006

Held in the clutch of a Dragon!

I just sent my second revision of DRAGON'S KEEP back to my editor at Harcourt. This was an amazing process as I only had 10 days to work on it. I was in the Dragon's clutches from 5 to 9 hours per day.

I'm reeling. I'm also elated that I made it through. The cuts and changes were challenging but Kathy Dawson's editorial eye has made the story leaner and more elegant. It's now a svelte 277 pages. The first drafts (a long while before Kathy Dawson ever saw it) had the story close to 500 pages. Oh my!

Time for me to go celebrate!

Until the next blog. Stay well.


tesseract said...

Janet, YEE-HA! I am so proud of you! You did it you did it you did it you did it you did it!!!
You always do it. I hope you take time to remember how wonderful you are.

Judy Bodmer said...

You amaze me. My eyes glaze over after working on my book for a couple of hours. This shows what a professional you've become. I'm so proud of you. Can hardly wait to see this book in print.
I hope you celebrated.
Judy B