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Official RoW80 Round 2 Post

A Round of Word in 80 Days, Round 2 starts Monday!

Yeah, I know. The first quarter of the year is shot in the butt. I’ll have an overall summery of what I’ve done thus far in 2011 in a couple days. But first, time to look forward with RoW80 in mind.

During the first four weeks (aka April), I’m switching projects. While Eric does a Luck for Hire read-through, I’m going to give Divine Fire the "10% cut" edit. The purpose of the "10% cut" is to go through each scene and decide what the point of the scene is and where the tension is. And then get rid of bits that washout the tension, or add bits to accentuate the tension. Kind of like upping the contrast in a photograph. I’m also going to keep in mind what plot concerns I have with Divine Fire. This is were I have to be flexible with my goal. I might decide to write/majorly rewrite some things. That might cause my first goal to run longer than four weeks. But I’m probably just misremembering what problems I have with that novel.

Tentatively, the rest of Round 2 will be spent  back at work on Luck for Hire. I will definitely need a solid goal by the end of April. Summer and I don’t get along well, work-wise.

Also during this round, I need to do some things to get Lucinda at the Window out of the limbo she’s in. And maybe make some plans for Pas de Chat.