I’m up to chapter five on my rewrites. Need to write three more chaps before I can get on with finishing the book. And it’s gut-wrenchingly, heart-breaking. Must of what I’ve written must go to fit with the new direction of the book as requested by the editor.
Phrases I’ve slashed today, which caused me great pain to do so include:
*What did she expect? She’d walk into his office and he’d immediately start unbuckling his belt?
*His gaze trailed down to an illegally short skirt and indecently high, indecently sexy black f-me boots. He almost swallowed his tongue.
*Perhaps he’d like to push a few of her buttons and see just how many sparks they could make fly if he made her lose her cool, calm and collected persona once again.
*She bit down on the grin that threatened, daring to hope his intentions weren’t entirely honourable.
*P’s mind ran feral with thoughts of what the night could entail if she played the next thirty minutes right.
What about you? Have you cut any smashing lines lately? How do you ease the pain?