I did it! I did a major…

I did it! I did a major revision of "Deep with Sea". I printed it out and gave it to David and I'm going to get home at 5 and he'll tell me it's crap, but I'm still proud of myself for sitting down from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with only about an hour's worth of random distraction etc. in there and actually writing. Not just fiddling with little tiddly bits, but writing big whole new chunks. Cutting out pages and pages. This is really hard for me; I'm one of those writers who tends to write short and never puts down enough stuff and thus I HATE cutting more than a word here or a line there. On the other hand, I am finding there is something exhilarating in realizing that I don't need these two pages and going hack! to them. Head rush! I'm going to hate this piece by nightfall, I can tell.

In other news, I ironed out the little rights issues with Sex Toy Tales, and I am cheerfully looking forward to seeing my two stories in the anthology. (In case you're curious, they wanted to buy exclusive rights and pay me royalties on whatever they did with it, which is reasonable for most of their writers, who won't be actively trying to sell the story elsewhere or doing much else with it. I, on the other hand, already have an offer to reprint one of the pieces (paying about three times what Down There Press can afford for the initial payment). They were very reasonable about amending the contract accordingly, considering all the extra marketing etc. work I do, and I look forward to working with them again.)

Normally I would have Writing Center work at this time in the afternoon (my schedule is insane. Flat out insane. Booked solid from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. four days a week and that doesn't even include the net time. Or lunch most days.) but that doesn't start 'til next week. So I'm going to futz around a bit with the web page a bit, maybe clean some stuff up and add some things until 2:30, when I go off to class again.

2:28 - Added "A Jewel of a Woman", "Mistress Molly" and "Girl Behind the Fantasy" to stories page. Cleaned up broken links at end of stories.

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