Saturday, February 25, 2006

Thorn in the Flesh Editing

A late start to the morning, courtesy of a much-needed lie-in. Then solid work on "Thorn in the Flesh" editing for the rest of the day, with a break for a quick soup lunch. I've changed the two major scenes the reviewer was unhappy about and, though I hate to say it, I think she's right - it's better with more emotional ramifications and less sex. In this particular main character's case, less is more, and more human.

Am now reading through for more tweakings before sending it off to the Jacquie Bennett website ( for yet more editing and vital proofreading. Only when I've responded to that will I send it to my agent. Goodness, how complicated - and expensive - a would-be writer's life is! And, more importantly, the more I do the writing lark, the more I realise I couldn't possibly get anything done without the support and endless patience of Lord H. Whether or not he thinks I'll ever get there in the end!...

This evening will be a definite relaxation zone - Pizza, wine and TV beckon. Thank goodness!

Anne Brooke

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