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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Editing

Editing appears to be the toughest part of writing. It is righting our writing for publisher Wright. Sorry, I just had to say that and get it out once and for all. It is amazing that as you edit a piece you wrote days, weeks, or months ago, you find all manner of puzzles to decipher.
For example, in a paragraph concerning a female and a cat I found the following; He view the far aittin in the dosill. 
I know the He had to be She but the rest eluded me until I started looking at the keyboard and thinking of the context this was written to be in. Bottom line, this passage should have read, She saw the cat sitting on the windowsill. Not an exciting passage, but one that fit the paragraph and situation. 
Enjoy your editing.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Excitement

Have you gone to the NaNoWriMo site or gotten their latest e-mail?  They are planning things for the whole year. What have you done with the work you did during November? Have you edited yet? Maybe February ought to be NaNoEdMo for all of us.

As for me, I will be digging out the thumb drive with VENGEANCE on it and editing. The one piece of advise I took to heart for November was to turn off the editor inside me. I pulled out the printout of chapter One a week or so ago and was sickened by the typos and misspellings in the first two pages.  Oh, well, nobody asks for perfect on the first draft, do they?

Is there anyone who would like to work together on editing each other's work?

Keep writing.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Vacation is over

When the days roll by and the computer calls, one picks up his or her muse and writes. Nothing has been written since the cookies came out of the oven. Alas, the cookies, divinity, and pies are all gone. My stomach covers my new beltbuckle even more than it did before. But, no worries, I am not able to see the shoes that need shining on my feet.

How's your writing? I have developed a method I like. Try it, if you want to.

I open one window with my writing, one with the timeline, and one with the characters and places listed. With all three open, I can quickly drag up the facts I have already developed for this story and keep the continuity. The project currently in progress even has an outline window because I am outlining ahead as my mind thinks of the good stuff. The muses in the previous blog give me so many good ideas that if I should not write them down immediately, they would be lost faster than the cat can disappear up the apple tree.

So, get writing.