I hate it when I discover sloppy repetition that's slipped into print. I was reading the second chapter of SING ME TO SLEEP a few weeks ago to a bunch of very bright high school students competing to advance in "Poetry Out Loud" (I was a judge--yikes!), and found a word used twice in a two-sentence paragraph. Demoralizing. I felt like I had lipgloss on my teeth or a nasty green thing hanging out of my nose.
I know I'll keep finding repetitions I need to clean up on every read through of CAYMAN SUMMER--probably for the rest of my life. I hope I find most of them before it goes to print.
I'm speaking at the ANWA Conference (see side bar) this weekend, so I won't post again until Monday. Oh, and Wednesday, March 2nd, a letter I wrote to my teen self will be featured on Dear Teen Me. I'm excited and hope you'll all stop by and comment.
Okay, here's revised Chapter's 4-6
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