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I offer no sympathy for that ...

Wow. Where did the day go? I don't think I did a damn thing today except laundry. Wait. I did take the dogs for a walk. Or 5. I guess that answers my question. I washed clothes and walked the dogs repeatedly. Nice.

Last night I cracked open the Epic Werewolf Masterpiece #1 and did some editing. Going back and rereading the earlier passages that I fixed have left me loving this story even more. It's really hard when you're in the middle of writing something to know if it really makes sense or sounds good. I need to take a big step back and let things percolate for a bit so when I go back to it I can look at it with fresh eyes.

Most of the original changes I made were focused on character development. Namely, my main male character was too nice. Considering he's the second in command of a large pack of werewolves, too nice just didn't work. I needed him to be able to make hard decisions and be an asshole for the good of the pack. So I changed him. I also tweaked my main female character a bit to make her less aware of how much she doesn't fit in with the werewolves that have grown up in a normal pack. She's clueless about what constitutes normal behavior and I needed her to be unable to see that the way she acts is out of the norm.

As aggravating as this story is at times (OMG, I don't know what I'm doing on this editing front and it makes every change I make feel like the end of the world. Or just a category 5 twister.), I love it to pieces. I have this draft marked up all to hell and back on changes I want to make and sentences I need to tweak and I'm constantly terrified that I'll take something out that's crucial to the plot but I'm so terribly proud of this story.

I mean, I wrote a book.

Anyway. Since I'm already talking about books...
Book #255 - Highborn (Dark Redemption #1) by Yvonne Navarro - I loved this book. It was dark and wonderful and it hit the spot.
Book #256 - The Inventor (Fantasies of New Europa #1) by Morgan Karpiel - I wanted something in the sexy steampunk vein. This book is both sexy and steampunky. Win/win.
In My Mailbox - I've set a goal for myself to get down to 210 TBR books by the next IMM. 210 or lower. I can totally do this.

Since I have more sexy steampunk goodness waiting for me, I must away!
Later.

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