Saturday, April 9, 2011

I'm really not slacking off. I'm on a search and destroy mission, looking for was, that, and other such words in my manuscript. It's really tough trying to rewrite and still keep things sounding natural, and I often end up cutting. By the time I'm finished, the manuscript will be close to two thousand words shorter, and I hope much stronger. It's a slow process, and I want to finish it this weekend, so I'm not doing anything I don't have to.

Before this edit started, I read Terry O'Dell's romantic suspense What's in a Name? and really enjoyed it. Well-written with good characters--everyone has secrets.

I started M. Louisa Locke's Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, another good one with an intriguing character. I really want to get back to it.


I hate to admit how addicted to my Kindle I've become. I have two hardback books by favorite authors that I keep putting off, and recently I returned three books to the library. I didn't have time to finish them and don't like carrying them around.
What are you reading? How do you feel about hardbacks and e-readers?

Back to the edits. See you.

5 comments:

Sharon Jones said...

I have not bought a Kindle, or any kind of electronic reader, yet...
I LOVE my books. And I recently bought new book-cases...

Right now I am reading Jane Eyre (and loving it) and an e-book (PDA format) called Origins, by a fellow face book writing friend named Sean Hayden. It's about vampires and I am enjoying it!

I just put a new blog up today too!
Have a great weekend!

Suz said...

Oh my I have been on the hunt for "I's"
dreadful how many I found
I should know better
good hunting
I'm reading poetry by Hayden Carruth....

Suz said...

Oh..and I love holding a book

Ellis Vidler said...

I love books too, but I also love having the Kindle fit in my purse and be easy to carry. If I have a quiet weekend (do they still exist?) where I can stay home and read, I'll start one of the hardbacks. My house is sinking under all the books, but I'll keep buying both. Meanwhile, it's back to the edits.

Phoebe Conn said...

I also love the feel of a real book in my hands. I'm reading Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series which begins with the JANE EYRE AFFAIR. Anyone who loves books, will love Thursday who can enter the fiction world and interact with the characters.