Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Cave Woman Cometh

I'm out of the cave! This round of edits has been sent off to my editor and I'll have a brief respite before the next lot roll in. Still, I'm glad for the break -- this novel has been one of the hardest to get my head around.

Why? Because initially, my main character's motivation didn't jive with her personality. Once I sorted out what would propel her through the crazy events that followed, everything fell into place much better. Phew. More work needs to be done but for now . . . I'm going to kick back, relax and get back to blogging!

And this afternoon, I'm going to lunch in Notting Hill and then spend the evening with Mr TR and my lovely step-daughter. The perfect way to end what can only be described as a month-long slog.

So please have some virtual champers, Twizzlers and chocolate! Wheeeeeee!

57 comments:

  1. Enjoy the break Talli! Sent my edits for second novel back to editor just last week. No rest for me though, hard at work on book 3...

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  2. Good for you, Talli.
    You deserve a really nice lunch (with wine maybe?) Have a lovely day.

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  3. Glad you wrestled everything into order and can now go and celebrate in style.

    Will raise a glass (or two) to you tonight.

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  4. Enjoy the feeling! welcome back to the daylight...

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  5. Well done Talli and enjoy your well earned break!

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  6. Have a lovely day Talli. enjoy yourself you deserver it,

    Yvonne.

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  7. Congratulations! I'm so glad you are coming up for air!! Have a great date night with the fam!!

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  8. Chin chin!! Well done you!!! Take care
    x

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  9. Congratulations! Enjoy the downtime- sounds like so much fun!

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  10. 'Why? Because initially, my main character's motivation didn't jive with her personality.'

    I like.

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  11. Twizzlers? Yes please.

    Enjoy the break!

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  12. Oh wow, congratulations! Enjoy your down time! Lunch in Notting Hill sounds very nice-- Lucky!

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  13. Congratulations on sending out those edits. You're one step closer!

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  14. I'll toast you when I get drunk tonight. Thanks, Talli!

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  15. Hooray! Out of the cave! You should go buy some shoes. Just saying.

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  16. Congrats! and enjoy! Good that you understand that balance between personality and motivation. Looking forward to your next book!

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  17. Yea! That's such a good feeling. Enjoy the evening. Have some wine :)

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  18. Congratulations, Talli. Woo-Hoo!
    Karen

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  19. YAY! You're inspiration for us all! Enjoy your lovely day off and have a glass of wine for me!

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  20. Well, you have been one busy lady. Congrats! Notting Hill Gate- Wow, haven't been there in a decade. I bet it must look very fancy since then and then, but still Notting Hill. I use to sell African jewerly in the Market there. Well there's so many great wine bars in your part of town. I do miss all that stuff while living in Florida.

    Enjoy life, for it is fleeting!

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  21. Congratulations on completing your edits! *throws confetti!* That's such a wonderful feeling.

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  22. Welcome out of the cave! (Ummmm, is that a beard I see? Might want to take care of that before your big night out.)

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  23. Thanks for the Twizzlers! Yum! ;)
    Enjoy your day!

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  24. Brilliant! Enjoy your afternoon, but what's a twizzler?

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  25. Congratulations, Talli! Isn't that satisfying though, to solve a big puzzle and then have it roll? Enjoy your success!

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  26. I raise my bubbly to you! It is of course Coca-cola as it is too damn hot for alcohol or coffee.

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  27. Congrats Talli, here's to looking forward to another great outing!

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  28. Enjoy the break Talli!!! Now, you can relax and celebrate!

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  29. Welcome back to natural light :P Hope the slog has been worth it for you, and I believe I will partake of the champers too, hehe.

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  30. Congratulations on your edits! :)

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  31. Way to go Talli! I hope by now you are pleasantly relaxed.

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  32. Sounds like you are in charge again, Talli. Well done and have a nice glass of wine to celebrate - you deserve it! x

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  33. Mmmmmm...Twizzlers!

    Somehow I cannot imagine you in a cave of any kind, Talli!

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  34. Congrats on your most recent edits!! Have a nice dinner :)

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  35. Have a glass of wine for me, Talli!

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  36. Congrats Talli...

    You deserve a moment off to relax....

    I need to get my but in gear and finish my edits....

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  37. Hi Talli .. well done to put it mildly! Hope you had a lovely time with Mr TR and his daughter .. sounds as though it'd be fun ..

    Cheers - Hilary

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  38. As usual I've arrived late and all the best chocolates have gone. Can I have some from the bottom layer? Pretty please? Glad to hear you've survived the month of edits. Have a great rest.

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  39. Congrats on getting the next wip done! What a great feeling! :)

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  40. Yay for finishing your round of edits! Have fun and enjoy the break. :)

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  41. Sounds as though you've earned some time off!! At least you're a lot further forward than some (most) of us:-) Enjoy your relaxation - you deserve it:-)

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  42. Enjoy your break! Hope you have a wonderful time! :)

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  43. I love breakthoughs! Congratulations. You deserve whatever you feel like eating and drinking. Cheers!

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  44. Yay on getting the edits done. Enjoy your break.

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  45. Thanks, I love virtual chocolate. Any kind really. :D Congrats on figuring it out. Doesn't that feel good? I bet your motivation is soaring now.

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  46. Hey Talli. Lovely to see you, its been a while.

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  47. Have a great w/end! Celebrate the completion of edits! Woot, woot!

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  48. Congratulations on making it through the edits. It's great when things just fall into place! Hope you had a nice evening.

    Ellie Garratt

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  49. Glad you completed this round and hope you enjoy your break! Julie

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  50. Huzzah! Time to celebrate--cave woman style. :D
    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  51. Well done you certainly deserve a break, I am looking forward to meeting Willow Watts :)

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  52. Twizzlers and chocolate. : )

    Enjoy the break!

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  53. Enjoy your time away from editing!

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Coffee and wine for all!