June 2nd, 2005

A Pocket Full of Murder

Okay, so I'm two days over my self-imposed deadline, BUT...

Chapter Seventeen, otherwise known as the Chapter of Exposition Purgatory, is done!

Only it's now 81K, making it almost twice as long as any other chapter in the book. Erk. But at least I got rid of the massive info-dumpage and replaced it with some nifty flashback stuff (well, at least I think it's nifty now -- give me twenty-four hours to start hating it).

From here in it should be relatively smooth sailing, as nobody's told me to change anything major in the last three chapters, and therefore I shall wait for a professional editor to tell me if anything more needs fixing.

If the book gets that far, that is. One can only hope...

I shall be visiting the post office on Monday, D.V. And then I shall relax! And have fun! And do all that other stuff I've been neglecting, like cleaning the house, paying attention to the kids, making up the program for next week's coffee hour, etc.

*sigh* I can't wait.