Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Indelibles Indie Life for August

This is the second month in the new monthly support group sponsored by The Indelibles, called Indie Life. We get to post anything we want in support of other independent authors.

 I Am Editing

Writing is hard but for me, editing is even harder. Why? First, I never like re-reading my stories. I guess if I would let them sit and stew for a bit, that might help. But no, I'm a glutton for punishment and I jump right into editing as soon as the writing is done. (Okay, I might take a few days off.)

This means two things. First, I'm too close to the story and miss things and second, my brain plugs in all the missing words and corrects all the misspelled ones. This is the third book that I've done this way and I am really hoping I've learned my lesson and will change it next time around.

When I finish this book, Barely a Spark (book two in the Klondike Mystery series), I plan to work on a trilogy of romance novellas. I will write all three before tackling editing the first one. We'll see how well that goes.

Do you ever continue doing things the wrong (or perceived wrong) way? Have you been successful in changing that habit?

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