I renamed the book and rearranged the format of the Blog today. I’ve been waffling on the title for awhile and finally made the plunge.
I really should be writing instead of goofing around with this blog, but I am easily distracted. I’m happy to be back to writing the first book, I missed the characters and they are anxious to get going with the story. I really need to buckle down and just write. I was doing a little editing today and was happy with a lot of what I had written. It’s always nice to go back and say,”Wow, did I write that? It’s not bad.” It’s a hellava lot better than, “I really suck, I should just quit writing.” I know there are weak areas, but I hope to clean those up on the edits.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading about editing lately. There is a lot of advice out there, and I think you can probably find someone that will tell you what you want to hear, follow the rules – never follow the rules, write the way you speak – people don’t speak they way it will work in book format, edit as you write – don’t edit till you finish. It really boils down to what is going to help your story not suck and following your heart. If you are cut out to do this and make money at it, I think you will either have it or don’t (You still need to learn a lot more or just write for yourself). I haven’t figured out which one I am yet, I have to actually finish a manuscript first. I am not stopping now till I finish and hopefully I can do it by the end of January.
Then the wonderful task of editing and editing again and again, then having someone else edit it. I actually can’t wait to get to that part.