This is the letter Misty sent me (and you!) for today's blog stop after I stomped my feet and demanded a deleted scene...uh, I mean asked for one all humble-like.
My Dearest Kat,
Of course you’d want to see the deleted scenes. *face desk*
Here you go, my dear friend, one of the oodles of piles of my foolishness that got torn up, revamped, rehashed and thrown right out of Keystone. This is a scene in which Nali & Garrett are at a house (it was a house with apartments before it was the Hotel Celare) and this is a little deeper into the FIXI company that organizes and stocks the homes of the Ianua when they move. It’s a company run by an Ianua member, but staffed with Simple employees and they work almost the way I imagine witness protection works. They’re all covert and have incredible files and they send their people in and POOF! Instant, livable abode.
By the by, Cora’s mom was originally employed at FIXI and I also had a horrendous scene in a later re-write in which Cora came over and dropped off Nali’s things. That was scrapped too. (You’re welcome.)
So after you are done reading my foolishness, I’d like some answers from you guys (this means YOU). What I want to know is this: how many scenes do you guys trash? How much of your book do you ditch before it’s done and in the box? Keystone set records for me, in terms of rewrites and slashed scenes, so how about you? Tell me your horror stories!
He points to a spot inside the door frame and I sit. He steps out and closes the door, careful of my jutting knee. The last thing I see is him looking down at me, with a smile that I’m sure is meant to heal me, but it breaks my heart. I want to haul the door open. Throw myself at him. Tell him I don’t care if I’m so weak that I can’t stand on my own two feet in the morning, but I’m distracted by the sound on the door. He drags his knuckles softly down the other side until I know he’s sitting too, at the same level as I am, with just a thin wood door between us.
Now that you've read this brilliant deleted scene, you can imagine just how AMAZING the words are that made the cut. You can get your copy of KEYSTONE in these places:
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$25 gift card
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