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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The Lollipop Guild

The only reason I named this entry this way is that little ditty from The Wizard of Oz has been banging around my brain all morning. It's gonna be a weird day.

Almost finished with my crits, and my CP Eve sent us the latest copy of her edits for her upcoming Ellora's Cave release (no definite release date yet), Bethany's Rite. Not for critting, just for enjoyment, and to get an idea of the editing process she's going through since she's the first of us to be published. The scenes she's added at her editor's request are hot hot hot! *fanning self*

I didn't write anything new last night, but I did revisit one of my stalled WIPs, Eye to Eye, the romantic paranormal thriller. (Note to self: change suspense to thriller at the website) And I took it one step further. RWAOL member Kristen mentioned in our chapter discussion about self-editing that she uses Text Aloud when editing to read her mss back to her. Since I'm always looking for a new toy, I popped over and downloaded a free trial of the program, then had it read the WIP to me. Very cool! I picked up a few minor errors that I'd not noticed before. I might have to actually buy this one. (Don't tell my husband.)

Today I'm going to write. If I can tear myself away from playing with that new program. *g*


  • I make a copy of my file in .lit so Microsoft Ebook reader can read it back to me. But I'm gonna check out this toy you mentioned too. Heehehe! It might be handy.

    By Blogger Silma, at 8:45 AM  

  • I've done that, too. But doesn't MS Ebook Reader read the punctuation, too? Text Aloud doesn't, yet it pauses for commas, and has the slight vocal inflections for periods and question marks. It's actually pretty cool.

    By Blogger Lynn, at 10:00 AM  

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