Friday, July 13, 2012

The Weekend of Great Editing

Quite a lot went on this week. On Monday, I finished another pass of edits on my Urban Fantasy, Dreadlight, and then today, I started over again. It's never really done, is it? Each edit I have done, I've felt the work gets better, the world gets fine-tuned, the story sleeker, the dialog much better. It's so very close to beta-land. My great goal this weekend is to finish a quick pass and then print it.

Yes, print it on real-life paper. Go over it with a fine tooth comb. Sometimes, there's stuff I see on paper I don't see on screen. It also makes me stop and think about what changes I'm going to do, rather than just blasting a sentence and rewriting it on the fly. It's not always a step I take, but I feel like I have to with this one. It's gone through so many changes from the very very first draft two years ago that I want to make sure and hammer out any inconsistencies. I also need to take notes on my magic and world; to make sure I remember who I've killed and who still stalks the 'verse, ya dig? 

Hopefully, I find no holes to fill. I'm really tired of shoveling, and I'd really like fresh eyes on this baby. But, we'll see what we see. This is only day one.

36,612 words of 90,018 edited


  1. Good luck! I actually can't wait until I get to the editing part.

  2. It can be a lot of fun.... and it can be hair pullingingly frustrating. Best of luck with your own work! Puulingly is totally a word.

  3. Yes, it's amazing what slips by on the screen but jumps out at you in printed form. Good luck with your revisions!