If this post had a point I’d state it here. It doesn’t. It’s just me ranting about the revision I’m working on. But don’t worry, I love revising.
If you’ve been following the saga of my revision (on my blog, in my monthly updates, on Twitter, or through a psychic connection) you’ll know I shared my sixth draft with my wonderful critique partner, Anna Kaling.
She gave me great suggestions about how I could cut length (my draft is 156k and I want it down to 120k) and make the story more compelling.
This was the first time I’d shared a complete(ish) novel of mine with anyone. It was scary and thrilling.
Since getting Anna’s feedback I’ve been through a number of stages.
Quora is a goldmine of questions begging to be answered. Here I respond to some of the more pressing ones.
Every few days I get an email from Quora with a tantalising subject line such as “Are British people actually polite?” or “If aliens landed on earth, how likely would it be that they take over the planet afte…?”
Darn limits on subject length!
I have 150 such unread emails sitting in my “Quora” folder in Gmail. It seems the world has a lot of important unanswered questions, so today I’m going to answer some of them.
The way you cook bacon reveals a great deal about your personality.
Pick your bacon personality type, and read on to learn about your strengths, weaknesses, greatest fear, and romantic compatibilities.
Type A: The chaotic frying pan
Identification: The strips of bacon on your frying pan are more chaotic than an earthworm family reunion. Individual strands head in all directions, they’re folded, and entire pieces aren’t touching the base of the pan.