Sam’s story is plodding along. I’ve managed to edit up to chapter 25 (for the moment they’re more place holders so the chapter numbers are likely to change – wordcount wise I’m 51K into the 63K total though I know that word count will be fluctuating for a while.) However, I’ve gotten into an area where Candy Haven’s mantra “Don’t be afraid to write a crappy first draft” really kicked in. Oh, the writing isn’t too bad, it’s just that I changed up a few things plot wise and now I have a ton of cutting and revising to do to get what’s there into shape with the rest of the story. To use my forest/trees analogy from the other day, the forest needs one huge MoFo of a chainsaw put to it.
I’m not going to complain too much though because I’ve managed to edit a couple a chapters a day minimum, so I’m happy. And I’m really happy with how Sam’s staying true to character. And best of all, one of my crit partners sent me an email telling me she’d been dreaming of Sam the other night and asking when she could read more. *quiet squee*
Update on the Sony Reader: The main selling point of the Sony screen is that it is not backlit and therefore there is less eye strain. According to the ‘experts’, the screen is more like reading from a book. However it is difficult to read if you’re in a low-light situation. (same as a book) Sony just came out with a new cover that includes a light that will last up to 38 hours. I know what I’m adding to my Christmas list.