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Chapter Completed

June 21, 2010

Jean-Baptiste Greuze

I finished the revised chapters this morning, and I managed to chop the two 15,000 worded chapters (combined) down to a single 2,500 worded one.  But that was the easy part; now I have to adjust the rest to the changes.  I have already shortened the former chapter three into chapters two (3,600) and three (3,700).  The first chapter is a lot shorter, but it’ll just have to be.  I could add backstory or some musings, but I don’t think it’ll make the chapter better.

I was beginning to doubt myself again over the weekend.  There’s just so much competition out there and I kept thinking why should they choose my manuscript?  But then I reminded myself of some advices I’ve seen on the internet:

–> Why not your work?


–> You don’t know until you’ve queried.

I suppose that I was so relieved when I thought I was ready to query that I feel like I’ve taken a humongous step backwards.  Not only do I have to adjust the chapters, but I also have to adjust my query letter a little and the proposal as well (character sketches and two-page synopsis).  Okay, now that I think about it, it’s not really that much.  It’s only a paragraph in the synopsis and minor changes in the sketches.  I just have to give myself this week to do this and then hopefully be able to query next week.  Hopefully.

–> Give yourself time to perfect your manuscript.  Don’t rush.

Well, I think I’ll rest a little now. I was woken up early this morning by the chipmunks.  They’re at the kindergarten now, but will be home soon.

Have a nice day!


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