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Step #2

According to the editing plan, I’ve read Summer Rush all of the way through without changing a single thing. I wasn’t even allowed to take notes while I read, which really drove me up the wall. I was sure I was going to forget everything that I wanted to remember, but it actually worked out fairly well.

Once I was finished reading, I wrote down all of my thoughts and impressions; what I thought worked as is, what really needed to change, what needed tweaking, what needed to be added. I managed to sum that all up in 1,000 words. *pats self on back* Hardly an accurate view of all the work that needs to be done, but it does make the job seem a little smaller.

The next step, Step #2, is to write down a brief description of every scene in the entire book. Every scene. Lucky me, huh? I can’t even begin to guess how many scenes there are in Summer Rush. Fifty? A hundred? The prospect is rather daunting, but if all goes according to plan, it’ll be done by tonight so I can get through steps 3, 4, and possibly 5 before I go back to school on Monday.

Either way, I’m planning on having the final version of Summer Rush all rough drafted out by the end of Spring Break. That’s plenty of time, right? I can’t afford to be lazy anymore. My plan is to release the rewritten, polished version of Summer Rush on April 15. Mark your calendars!

For some reason I feel all secretive about this. I thought about posting it on Inkpop chapter by chapter, as I was rewriting, but I only entertained that idea for a moment. I’d rather have it all done at once so people can read it all at once. Whatever! No accounting for the workings of the human brain.

I got the next Maximum Ride book (Angel) from the library, so I have to go read it RIGHT NOW. Adios!

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