Tag: #editing

I Hate These Word Crimes…

The Yeas and Nays of Building Beta Armor

[#reviseandrevive] An Introduction

This year is the year I’ve decided to get serious with my writing. And to do so means editing, revising and eventually publishing. Last month was editing – developmental on my side – so this month is putting those edits to work in my revision. My novel is the same I was doing last month …

[#editnfriends] Paths of Victory, We Shall Walk

Editing Update:Chapters: 24/24Pen Refills: 1Scenes Sliced: 10 (including a whole quarter chapter)Darlings Killed: 7Tears: 3Final Thoughts: A bit of concern with this being the first novel to query, though I think it has commercial appeal. It’s a lot of work to do, but I am finally prepared to do it. I can safely say that …

[#reviseandrevive] A New Challenger Approaches!

So, last month was very successful for me when it comes to blogging, and I owe most of that to the #editnfriends challenge by Liz. Now that we’ve reached the end of the month, I offered to host a challenge for the month of April. With some help from Liz, I decided to call it: …

Takin’ Care of Business and Working Overtime

Let me just share, for a moment, my weekday schedule: 6:00 am – Up for work, getting myself and baby ready (with assistance from the spouse).7:41 am – Train one to work.7:59 am – Train two to work. Baby has stopped napping on the train. Yay. No freedom from the punishment of Peek-a-Boo!9:00 am – …

[#editnfriends] It’s Getting Larger!

I have this habit, whenever I write a novel, of glossing over some details. Sometimes it’s most details, most times it’s some details. Whether it’s because of my rush to finish or my jumping from scene to scene nature, it’s not the worst problem a novel could have. As I mentioned before, what I write …

I Choose You!

I have, in my Google Docs right now, about one dozen finished first drafts. They’re not edited. Certainly not publishable. But they have a beginning, an illusion of a middle, and an end. Draft one done. So every March, when that old edit bug comes a-bitin’, it’s time for me to look in that folder …

[#editnfriends] Loves Long Past

On Monday, I metaphor-ed that the darlings I must murder are like a diseased appendix. And I have spent this week garbing up for surgery – scrubbing up, betadine, gloves – and preparing for the first incision. Problem is, my novel really does need more added than taken away. Ninety-nine percent of what I’m jotting …

[#editnfriends] I Used to Love Her, But I Had to Kill Her…

“[K]ill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” – Stephen King It sucks. You reread your novel, that took you months/years to write. You get to this line/scene/chapter/character you love and you still love it. It’s something you couldn’t have written this well if you …

[WriYe Blogging Circle] This is How We Do It

It’s that time again! The monthly blogging circle topic. It’s a bit of #editnfriends and a lot of WriYe. Here are the questions: Describe your editing process. What is your biggest challenge in editing? I think I’ve mentioned this a few times on here in the past week, but in case I didn’t make it …