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The Corinthian Rules is done!

Wow, I finally finished "The Corinthian Rules" manuscript! I wrote the last word around 1 AM February 1st. I finished the line edits to the manuscript yesterday. I will lay it down for a week or so before doing a more general review, checking for character/plot development pacing and consistency. What a sense of accomplishment! While doing the line edits, I noticed how much my writing has improved even during the 2 months while I wrote the manuscript. It really helped that I had plotted everything out and done a scene outline. I could just look at my scene spreadsheet and go on to the next scene, or if I had a brainstorm and added or deleted things, I could easily alter the spreadsheet. I noticed that it also made it easier to look at pacing when I had the scene spreadsheet. I could see at a glance the goals and actions, or reactions and decisions. I love Excel! Also while doing the line edits, I sometimes ran into snags, like a scene I wanted to rewrite because it sounded