Thursday evening – that’s when it was still September – I break down and begin to re-read ANNIE DREAMING. Presently I am well into it at page 31 or so.
I make minor changes here and there, usually a change of word choice or phrase order in a sentence. You know, to see if a different word works better or if changing the phrase order makes for a better sentence or a better paragraph. I usually can’t tell whether the latter change enhances or harms. Likely the phrase order change is a matter of taste and has no real effect on the novel.
One chapter I start and skip. Not a good sign. Pencil in hand, I come back to that chapter now.
ANNIE DREAMING is on the surgery table.