Sep 9, 2011
Each one of the dog ears represents a revision for Powder Dreams. Being read and revised is always interesting. I have labored to avoid what I call the Suddenly Seems Syndrome, literary tics that stand in the way of a reader's fluid experience. A lot of writers use both "suddenly" and "seems" to distraction. I keep a running list of my own literary tics and was delighted when a reader found a new one, my use of the word "truly." In the ARC "truly" was used 13 times and not very well. In the final version it only appears 3 times.