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Jennifer April
10 August 2008 @ 09:20 pm
This weekend and last, Joya and I did more revising to our manuscript. :D Now we're really proud of it. We were proud of it before, but these revisions just put it over the top!

Additionally, we started figuring out the plots for book 2 and 3. It might be presumptuous of us to assume that Blood Moon will even get published, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Plus, we were on a roll so ideas just kept coming. It was hard to keep up!

We even came up with a title for book 3 (we already have a title for book 2). It's a tentative title for now until we possibly come up with something better, but it's growing on us so it might end up being the final title.

I have The Smashing Pumpkins song The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning on repeat. It's the song played in the Watchmen trailer, which I am really excited for. I haven't read the graphic novel yet so I'll have to change that. ;)
Current Music: the smashing pumpkins, the beginning is the end is the beginning
Jennifer April
20 June 2008 @ 01:50 pm
Oh, I could just squish Shannon to pieces! She got back to us yesterday about our manuscript and some changes we could make. (She was the friend reading it over for us, by the way.)  It was mostly word and flow changes that she suggested.
Joya and I are going to start on the revisions tonight. This'll be our fourth (?) time making changes to our ms.. This is the first novel both of us have written so it's a learning process. Several steps of revisions are expected.

Also, I had to go in to the Registry of Motor Vehicles today to get my licence renewed. It would have expired tomorrow. Oops! I don't like getting my picture taken for an ID because it doesn't seem to ever turn out okay. Even more so with driver licences because it lasts for five years and you have to pull it out each time someone has to see it. Five years is a long time!

And for the life of me there was something else I was going to mention, but I can't remember what.
Current Mood: artistic
Current Music: electric six, danger! high voltage
Jennifer April
17 June 2008 @ 09:56 pm
Today, Joya and I managed to change 7 chapter titles to ones we felt fit better and/or were more to our liking. Turns out that sitting down and thinking about titles doesn't produce as many results as typing out the first words that comes to mind. If we had known that earlier we could have saved a lot of time! Well, I could have. Joya spent most of her time telling me "no" since I threw out three titles a minute while she thought about hers.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: born for this, paramore
Jennifer April
My poor little journal. :( It's been neglected. I haven't updated in almost half a month because there's nothing to really update about!

Like Joya mentioned in her journal, Shannon's still reading the manuscript so we're just waiting for her to finish. Go Shannon Go! :D

Recently I've been just plowing through novels way faster than normal for me. I used to get through four a month last year but I slowed down a great deal and now read one a month. Although so far this month I've finished 3. Yay me! This morning I finished Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports. It's easy to get through the Maximum Ride novels in no time flat since the chapters are at most 2 pages so you just keep reading. Before that I read A Certain Slant of Light. It's a different type of novel and writing, but I can appreciate that. I really enjoyed it and am tempted to read it again, but I have so many more books that need my loving attention.
I'm digging into Peony In Love next. Lisa See writing is absolutely beautiful.
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: incubus, pardon me