So I’ve spent the past three hours editing my robert story and I’ve made some decent progress. I’ve found that a lot of my editing has been making lists of certain areas of the story to see where they happen and to make sure it’s balanced and not too much of one part. The editing… Continue reading Still Editing
Working on the beast
My procrastination for editing my untitled story came to a head tonight and I finally forewent TiVo and got some much-needed editing done. I’m using a great little program called TaskPaper to keep a running list of items to work on. As I reference an item, I make edits to the list entry and it’s… Continue reading Working on the beast
Thursday Thirteen #130
Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you all liked last weeks debut of my Thursday Thirteen. If you ever want a theme or any other items for me to list, feel free to suggest it and I’ll see what I can do. For this week, my T.T. will focus on editing, as that’s what I’m knee-deep… Continue reading Thursday Thirteen #130
So I took a couple of days off from my editing to enjoy some other things in life like watching 24 on DVD with my wife and losing myself in the geekiest hobby ever, World of Warcraft. Tonight though is my time to begin my second round of editing on my Robert story. I’m also… Continue reading Round Two
Editing Round 1: Complete!
Well it’s been six months in the making but yesterday in a marathon session I completed the first round of editing of my Robert story! At times I found it hard to focus but I got through the final ten pages and it was great to save my progress on the last word of the… Continue reading Editing Round 1: Complete!
16 Pages To Go
I finally banged out some editing last night. I went from page 100 to page 106, leaving me with only 16 pages left to edit. The pages I went through last night definitely need some tweaking and I may even drop half of a chapter because it doesn’t seem to do anything and is a… Continue reading 16 Pages To Go
I’ve Got Nothing
So for the past few days I’ve been talking about editing. I’ve been thinking about editing. I’ve been living and breathing editing. How’s my story coming? I haven’t edited in almost six days. What the hell??? Live and such gets in the way along with that pesky need to sleep, work, eat, etc. I was… Continue reading I’ve Got Nothing
I Must Focus
My editing has gotten (almost) the end. I’m on page 100 of 122 and my mind has been drifting ahead on publishing. The more I think about it, the more I’m not editing. I gotta focus and get this thing done. At my current rate, this round of editing should be done within two or… Continue reading I Must Focus
I don’t understand word counts. I really don’t. I am in the middle of editing my Robert story and decided to check my word count in Pages. My words total 57,039. Now on an episode of I Should Be Writing I recently listened to, Mur stated that your word count that is presented to editors… Continue reading Word count??
Editing is always something I hate. While working on my Robert story, I keep getting sidetracked on publishing and what I’m going to do with this work. My instinct is to self-publish due to the fact that it’s easy, quick and there isn’t any rejection. On the flip-side, if I can find an agent who… Continue reading Thinking Ahead