Thursday, February 09, 2006

Just a little nip/tuck

And no. For once I'm not talking about the show. *sigh* Julian McMahon.
What was I saying?

Oh yes. Nipping and tucking here. Since I've finished my first manuscript for the year, I'm concentrating on editing my script for Virtually Yours. I read through it once. Then I started going through and cutting out the superfluous stuff. This is so humorous.
I used to struggle with description and adding words. Now I'm sitting here and cutting approximately 70 pages. Superfluous indeed.
But it's fascinating.
Some scenes are pertinent to the story but don't move it along quite like others. And then having to go back through and snip, snip, snip is an eye-opener. I've cut a lot of introductory scenes. Scenes that ramble on with a little more background than needed. But seventy pages? WOW
Then again, once I started snipping, the rest came a little easier. Now hopefully I won't cut off a limb or something else that this story needs to keep. *fingers crossed*
Wish me well.


Tori Lennox said...

Oooo, Julian McMahon. Yum!!!! It's a pity I haven't ever been able to get into Nip/Tuck.

B said...

Wow, 70 pages, I wouldn't even know where to begin, but I do tend to overwhelm easily, don't I? I'm sure all limbs and any non-superfluous stuff shall remain divinely intact with you safely at the helm. Good luck sweetie, fingers undoubtedly crossed!


Rene said...

I've never tried to cut 70 pages. That would be tough. Good for you.

I've never watched Nip/Tuck, but Julian McMahon is sooooo hot. He has that brooding look I just love.