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And another one down . . .

Last Thursday, I started chapter 12 in my work in progress (WIP).

About 20 minutes ago, I finished it. But only after this rather amusing exchange with M, my 16-year old daughter who wants to be a book editor when she grows up and is quite a writer in her own right.

M: How's chapter 12 going?

Me: Good. Now I just need to get out of it.

M: Try "and then I stepped in front of the bus." Automatic page turn.

Me: Good thinking, but I don't know that a bus works. They're on a beach right now. At night.

M: Hmm.

Me: I could have someone burst in with a gun. And then the next chapter starts "Never mind, it wasn't a gun after all."

M: *laughs* Read me the last sentence.

Me: "I tucked the errant strands behind my ear and turned my face into the wind, feeling alive and wildly happy."

M: Okay. There you go. Next chapter.

Turns out she wasn't far wrong. I had to back up and alter that sentence and what came just before it a wee bit, but now I'm moving on. Gotta love having smart kids around the house. I know I'm lucky to have M! (Not that S is a slacker, but she's too busy working on her AP Government project to be useful tonight.)


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katsie
Feb. 23rd, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
Out of the mouths of babes :)
kellyrfineman
Feb. 23rd, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
OMG! I LUUURVE your icon! *massive icon envy*

She's a clever one, that M.
bogwitch64
Feb. 23rd, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Ha! I love it!
kellyrfineman
Feb. 23rd, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
She's very funny. And very brilliant.
chant_1
Feb. 23rd, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
Nice, having built-in editorial help like that. ; ) But great to have someone around to give you instant feedback!
kellyrfineman
Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
It was lovely of her to coach me along like that!
_heartsong_
Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
*high five to smart daughter!*
kellyrfineman
Feb. 24th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
I'll pass it along!
angeladegroot
Feb. 24th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, the M apple didn't fall far from the tree.
kellyrfineman
Feb. 24th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
:)
reneesweet
Feb. 25th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
I love this for two reasons. 1. You have your very own pre-editor editor! How cool is that? And she's a Real! Live! Teen! which is so convenient, since you're writing a YA. ;) and 2. EEEEEE!! Your YA! It's happening! :D
kellyrfineman
Feb. 25th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
It is indeed. And soon, there will be kissing! *giggles madly*
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