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Friday, January 13, 2006

Editing Woes -- Eureka moment

Ok, do you know how frustrating it is when you want to post something and Blogger is having technical difficulties? GRR! Just when I make a promise to do better at blogging, I go to blog and can't. Thankfully, today I can. So here's what was supposed to be yesterday's blog:

Any of you ever have one of those days where one fix leads to another and another until you're stuck in what seems to be a never-ending journey of revisions and corrections before you can move forward? LOL!

Well, that was me yesterday. I got a LOT accomplished, but when I went back to review since it'd been almost 2 months since I've looked at this book, I realized I had some fixes to make. When I made them, I found out they affected a previous chapter. And when I fixed that, it meant I had to alter another one. And the hero's speech...every instance of it...had to be revised to reflect his Swedish heritage. Oy! What a time I had.

BUT, the good news is that I ended up putting the spit and polish on the first 13 chapters of the book and am on my way toward the final 4 chapters. And going back to review has given me a fresh perspective as well as ability to get in the groove, applying and employing the techniques my writing mentor pointed out to me. It's so great to have a EUREKA moment. *g*

Now, moving forward isn't such a daunting task.


Unknown said...

Keep on, girl! I'm with you in those spit and polishes going on!

Camy Tang said...

Oh don't you just hate that "one change leads to another change" stuff? Drives me batty. I'm not very good at revisions, though. Some writers shine at it--I don't. I usually try to get all my changes done in the plotting stage, but there are very few plotter writers that I know.

Dineen A. Miller said...

I hate having to go back but as I get into it, find it worthwhile and even fun sometimes. I just dread the work! I want to write it perfect the first time! LOL!

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Spit and polishes can be daunting, yes. But, for a SOTP, they can be fun. You're right, Dineen. Not all of us can be plotters with every scene mapped out and planned in advance, Camy. *g*

Now if only I can find time to blog surf and market like the market queen, Robin. LOL! I bow before your abundant something. :)