Shannon Stacey

Happy weekend

Here’s what I’ll be doing:

And that’s only the first page. Well, technically it’s the first two pages, since I print two per sheet. The good news—this is the next to last phase. The bad news—I can only hope I can read all of my own handwriting.




7 comments to “Happy weekend”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · January 12th, 2007 at 10:48 pm · Link

    :wtf: IS that? My copyedits don’t even look like that.

    Woman, you need some valium.


  2. Anne
      · January 12th, 2007 at 10:51 pm · Link

    :popcorn: You can do it Shannon. :woot: You may look like this :crazy: by the time you\’re done… but you can do it :cheer:

  3. Shannon
      · January 12th, 2007 at 10:57 pm · Link

    I write every book like this. Every. Single. Book.


    I can’t edit on the screen, so I print the rough draft and carry it around with me, Basically the combination of what’s printed and what’s handwritten is the almost final draft. Then, after it’s all typed in, I check for THAT and OWN and all that shit.

    As for the color coding…it’s not, really. It’s definitely not a plotting board type thing. It’s two things: 1) Whatever pen that’s not black I grab and 2) If I used the same color it would all blend together so I couldn’t see where one revision ends and another begins. :rofl:

  4. Karen Templeton
      · January 13th, 2007 at 12:32 am · Link

    Jeeeee-sus, girl.

    Of course, that’s what my comments look like in my HEAD (yes, even the colors). I just don’t write them down, ‘cuz I’d give myself a coronary for sure.

    :boogie: (Just because he’s cute.)

  5. Lara
      · January 13th, 2007 at 2:10 pm · Link

    ::: adds to Shan’s crazy list that ABBA and Manilow are only tiny clues to a much, much bigger problem :::


  6. Anna Lucia
      · January 13th, 2007 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Woah. That’s… woah.

    You know, I don’t think I reaslised how much editing I did on screen until I saw that. When I print off my first draft, and read it through, red pen in hand, there’s maybe 20 pages out of 300 with anything written on….

    Come to think of it, I do HUGE, MASSIVE, VAST amounts of editing on screen, since I write out of sequence, and the sewing together is MONSTROUS.

    Hats off to you, Shan. You’ve found what works for you and you do it. :woot:

  7. Charlene
      · January 13th, 2007 at 3:17 pm · Link

    I need aspirin just from looking at the picture. :baby:

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