Revising East of Yesterday – Plus Stuff

People's DrugstoreHere is a cool drugstore pic from the 1920s. Whenever I blog about East of Yesterday, I’m going to try to find a cool old picture to go with it, to get you in the mood. Click to enbiggen. Shorpy has another picture of the same store, restored and in high-res.

I took my three-week writing break and am now neck-deep in revisions.

I took a different approach with this revision, because I have already revised East of Yesterday quite heavily. I am reading the story aloud to my husband. In the process, it has grown from 111000 words to 115000. I have found some I can cut, and probably will do so tonight, but it won’t amount to more than about 2000 words, if that. All the scenes really do advance the story. I guess it is officially an epic. But historical fiction is often lengthy, so I think it should be okay.

In between read-aloud sessions–I can only go for about 2 hours at a time before my voice gives out–I am doing some revisions further along in the book that I know I need to make, such as rewriting a few scenes in another point-of-view.

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Other than that, I read a fantasy that was very good, but the reviews on the 2nd book are not promising and it is a bit expensive, so I have not purchased it yet. This is the second such novel that I have read. (With the other book, I actually did purchase the second novel, but the plot crashed and burned half-way through) Both started out as self-published Amazon sensations. Hmm.

Does anyone know of a good Google Reader-like website, for reading blog feeds? I prefer RSS feeds to getting a bunch of emails from individual blogs, but have not found a replacement for Google Reader. Therefore, I don’t read blogs as much as I used to, and I’d like to get back into it. Neither Facebook nor Twitter a very good substitute, IMO.

11 thoughts on “Revising East of Yesterday – Plus Stuff”

  1. You might check out either The Old Reader or Inoreader. I’ve played around with both and wound up using Inoreader because of it being compatible with the local client I use on my Mac and the app I have on my devices, as well having a nice web-based client I use while I’m at work.

  2. I recently asked Mulluane what she was using, because the one we both picked after Google Reader quit last December. She recommended Bloglovin’. I’m still slowly trying it out, but I already appreciate the feature she particularly likes: when I click on the list entry, it shows the blog complete with wallpaper, sidebars, and everything else the owner picked out, with just a few Bloglovin’ navigational stuff added at the top and maybe other sides. Since I’d rather read it with the owner’s background for atmosphere, this is great! {SMILE, wink}

    A.E.B.

  3. P.S. I love the store as an atmosphere picture. It does call up a certain old mood. {Smile}

    I’m glad revisions are coming along. I do enjoy revising, but stepping away far enough to catch all my mistakes can be a real challenge. {Smile}

    A.E.B.

    1. {SMILE, HUGS BACK} It was the best recommendation I got when I needed a new blog reader recently. I figured I should pass it on… again. Since I’d already passed it on to another friend who was looking for a blog reader. {wink, BROAD SMILE}

      A.E.B.

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