What I’ve learned from the editing process

the editing process

Writing a book is easy. Just pick up the laptop, open a blank document and write the words. If only! Writing a novel takes time. It’s filled with frustration, elation, moments where you want to smash your head against your keyboard, and moments where you literally jump up and down because you wrote something that … Read more

The Writing Process: Editing vs Rewriting

. One of the things I enjoy about writing, is the continual learning curve. Every time I write, every time I undertake the editing process, I’m learning something new. Both about the actual process, and my own process. Now, I’m by no means an expert but having written three manuscripts and dredging through the editing … Read more

What I learned from setting myself a deadline

My social media feeds are often filled with writers working to deadline. Pictures of messy desks, empty chocolate wrappers and countless cups of coffee, all constant companions when working to a deadline. Most of these authors have real deadlines, with real editors and real publishers. That’s what life is like in the real writing world. … Read more

What I’ve learned about editing a novel

  It’s been a while since I’ve popped in here for a chat. Actually, it’s been a while since I did anything but edit a novel. Editing/rewriting/revising/redrafting – call it what you like, the process is different for all writers. And with each redraft, the process is different. This is something I learned during draft … Read more

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It has been eight weeks since I finished the first draft of my manuscript and stepped away to bask in the glory of reaching another minor goal on my writing journey. The feeling of elation and achievement was fulfilling to say the least and a part of me wanted to leave it all there. Finish. Done. No need to pursue further. But another part of me knew of course I wouldn’t!

It actually took me about two weeks to get the characters out of my consciousness. To stop thinking about the ‘what ifs‘ and the ‘I should haves‘, and for the six weeks I have tried really hard not to let the story seep back into my mind. 

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