Photo Friday: Beginnings

This picture actually features a beginning as well as a middle and an end:

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The top notebook (as well as the draft beneath it) contains my revisions for The Price of Mercy.  I’m just over halfway through the rewrite/revision process, judging by total page count.  Of course, I still have a lot of work ahead, but I hope I’ll be able to start querying in January.  It’s definitely a stronger story now than when I initially queried it a couple of years ago (I still don’t know what I was thinking then).

But the bottom notebook holds a brand new short story that I started working on late yesterday afternoon.  It’s not as fluffy as my usual work, but I hope it’s good.

Don’t forget to stop by Charnele’s blog and check out her beginnings!

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7 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Beginnings

    • Kay Kauffman says:

      I type as I go. I tried leaving it all till the end once and my arms were very mad at me for a very long time. It also makes it easier when I need to look something up; I can just use Word’s find function – much easier than re-reading the whole darn draft just to find a throwaway reference to something.

      Except, of course, for when Word fails me…

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        • Kay Kauffman says:

          I still write it all out on paper first because I think better that way, but editing is so much easier on my computer. It may take me a bit longer to do it that way, but I can’t imagine doing it differently.

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          • Roger says:

            Nope, it’s all hardware for me these days. Although I can’t recommend enough the Pilot V10 if anyone is going to write longhand. You get about ten miles from each pen.

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          • Kay Kauffman says:

            I love my Pentel Quicker Clicker with .5mm lead (because I write small and that makes it easier to read). I was never as enamored of pens as my friends because I like neat, clean copy and the ability to erase. Scribbling out mistakes drives me bonkers.

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