Monday, May 28, 2012

A writer's fears

It's amazing — even after three years of working day and night on my manuscript, I am still discovering various flaws in the story line.  While I have no problems fixing the ones I find, the fact that I seem to stumble upon them more or less accidentally makes me wonder how many will continue to escape my attention.   It makes me worry that quite a few will surface only AFTER the novel has been printed and distributed (even a single one would kill me).  What a nightmarish thought.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Editing—what else. ;-)

Yesterday's editing was pure carnage. I reduced a five-page section of the second chapter to two pages. Today I will have to go over it again and see to it that the scarred remains are being stitched together properly.  I am proud to report that I didn't cry a single tear. :-)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I like to start the editing process by looking at each page and asking myself which sentence I would keep there if I could keep only ONE.

Friday, May 4, 2012

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"My soul, sweet love, sits blissfully smiling in the space between what we did and what we shall yet do together." — Tehtena, Princess of Sheba