Monday, April 20, 2009

The Disappearing Cat

Until I read through the entire MS, I hadn't noticed that I mentioned a cat in one scene and only one scene. We are in her apartment multiple times and no cat. It's silly the consistency things you see only when you read the entire MS. I mention the cat twice once by his name and that he was the only thing she had to go home to and then again as her hair looked like something her cat had coughed up. That's it. No purring cuddly cat at home during movie time. So unfortunately poor kitty will have to make his debut in a different book.

I'm still contemplating a scene I never completed. I don't know if it adds to the book enough to keep it in. Or if it's more of the same.


Kristi said...

Congrats on the request!!! Completely deserved, from what I've read so far :)

I had the same disappearing cat trick in my cont. single title last year...also caught when reading the entire ms. That kitty got the axe too, as I decided that it added nothing and would cause trouble at the end of the book when the heroine moved into a construction zone :)

Shawntelle said...

I'm glad you mentioned this. Have to make sure my cat shows up more often in my WIP. :)

Name: Annie said...

hi congrats! on the 1st prize! It's amazing what you notice once you take the time to read your whole ms!

Lucy Woodhull said...

Pooor kitty. To just be abandoned that way!