A Recipe, An Interview, A Book Review and A Check In

Link happy! (Someday I might have time to go through all the drop caps I've used and tally which letter I use the most, which one I use the least, and which designs I've missed using. But I digress.)



I've got a yummy recipe coming up on Pots and Plots.

I've been interviewed as part of J. C. Martin's Writer Wednesday Feature!

My review of The Kraken's Mirror by Maureen O. Betita is up on the One Hundred Romances Project. By the way, if you'd like to become a reviewer, send an email to J. M. Kelley at onehundredromances@gmail.com.

As for Out of the Water - third round of edits is done! I printed the colour coded version yesterday... blue for n dashes, green for ellipses (since I use too many of both), pink for all the missing scene links and yellow for square brackets enclosing research-requiring bits. There's a rainbow of work to be done!

I can't believe how many scenes are still missing. And I'm at 148,000 words - need to cull at least 20,000 from that.

Wish me luck!

Comments

Susan Fields said…
Good luck cutting your ms down! And I was just over at J.C.'s and saw your interview - it was fun to learn more about you!
Vicki Keire said…
I hope cutting your ms is not too painful. But how wonderful to have something to cut! Congratulations on all your extra-curricular writerly activities as well. I'll have to check out the pots and plots recipe.
Glynis said…
I like your colour coding system! Good luck on the rest of the edits.
Claire Farrell said…
Yay on finishing a round of edits. Cool colour coding idea!

Look forward to your recipe. :)
Talli Roland said…
Congrats on finishing the third round of edits! And wow - 148,000 words!
Zan Marie said…
Congrats, Deniz! That's marvelous news even if it's still rainbow hued. ; )
Thanks for the links, and GOOD LUCK! :-)
Jillybean said…
Good luck Deniz!

I ended up being overwhelmed by homework and a weird stomach bug yesterday -- so poor Lord John had to wait (poor LJ? poor me!). Definitely planning to hit him up this weekend though. [g]

So happy for you that you are filling in the blanks in OUT OF THE WATER. Don't forget us snippet-hungry lit-nerds when the mood strikes you. [g]
Kari Marie said…
Good luck on your edits. I love elipses too much as well...
Naina Gupta said…
148,000 words? Wow!
Well done and good luck.
Your color coding system sounds neat! You must be really organized. :0) It sounds like you're doing fine.

I loved your recipe on Pots and Plots! Yum!
Beth said…
Looking forward to checking out some of those links! (I love yummy recipes!)
Medeia Sharif said…
Good luck with cutting down your manuscript. I'll check out your links.
L'Aussie said…
Sounds like you've got a lot of editing to do. Stick with it!

I've tagged you on my blog today!

Denise<3
Al said…
judicious culling can make for a much better book.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Susan!

Thank you Vicki! The direct link is here: http://potsandplots.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/borek-guest-recipe-by-deniz-bevan/ (the post after mine features some yummy looking blueberry muffins)

Thanks Glynis and Claire and Talli! I've never had so many words to work with before.

Thank you Zan Marie, Shannon and Jill! Hee hee, hitting up Lord John [g]

Thank you Kari, Naina, Lauralyn and Beth - and Medeia, Denise and Al! I've got my work cut out for me this weekend...

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