I’m not officially editing my next novel because I haven’t finished writing it, but I do some editing as I write. While I’m waiting for the next scenes to come to me, I go back and read parts I’ve already written, changing bits here and there. When it’s time to edit the completed work, I… Continue reading How to Trick Your Editor’s Eye
Word usage. Is it a regional thing?
In case you’re new here, I’ll explain that I’m doing a final polish of a novel. I’m down to rewording a sentence or two and some other nitpicky stuff. One thing my editor marked in several places was an omission of a word. The pure typos I corrected immediately, but a few other sentences she… Continue reading Word usage. Is it a regional thing?
When your editor suggests surgery …
After I sent my manuscript to my editor, I received an email from her indicating I should be patient in waiting for her feedback. Less than a week later, I received another email from her. She said though she had planned to work on my book in spurts, fitting it in with other work, once… Continue reading When your editor suggests surgery …
Once more down that editing road
Thank you all for wishing me well on my indie-publishing venture. This being my blog, you’ll be subject to reading about my failures and successes as I learn how to turn a manuscript into a real, honest to goodness book. I’ll try not to bore you with too many details, and I’ll ramble about other… Continue reading Once more down that editing road
They’re all going to laugh at you!
Two years ago, I had lost all contact with other writers. I didn't have a Facebook, Twitter, or WordPress account. I had never even read a blog! But I was back to spending several hours a day writing, and I needed someone who could relate. So, I googled for a critique group in my area.… Continue reading They’re all going to laugh at you!