And the Writing Goes On.
A few days ago I cracked my knuckles and started editing… Again.
Yes I know I know that i’ve been editing this damn book for an age but I got distracted by life, and unemployment, and a new job, kinda, and time just seemed to get away from me and I left the book by the way side like an unwanted puppy.
Just take the damn puppy to a shelter, ASSHOLE!
So, with a few days with no work I decided to open up Scrivener and give the second draft a whirl. I edited seven chapters in two days and was feeling pretty damn good about myself until this morning when I realised that I hadn’t actually changed anything.
That’s not to say that everything was good enough and didn’t need changing, it means I’m not doing my fucking job as a writer/editor very well and now I need to go back and do it all over again.
But I didn’t drink the scotch. I stayed away from the scotch.
Okay, maybe a little scotch.
Fact is I need to write down an editing plan, what I need to be looking at when I edit rather than just winging it and hoping for the best.
I used to have a list, but being the absent minded fool that I am, I can’t find the damn thing.
I’m typing ‘Damn‘ a lot!?
First order of the day, even though it’s 18:30 right now.
That’s 6:30pm to you none Naval folk…
First order of the Evening, make a fucking editing list, shit that I need to address with each pass so I know what the fuck i’m doing…
Suggestions are welcome.
Also, when I’m about 50% to 75% of the way through my editing, i’ll be on the looking out for BETA readers… I’ma collect you people like the rash I have on both forearms due to the gardening work I’ve been doing lately.
Yes, i’m using a cream.
And HOLY FUCKING GEEBUS am I glad it’s not in a more, shall we say, sensitive area because this shit is fucking itchy.
In case you’re wondering, the book I’m – Still – editing is Shadow of Doubt, more on the Beta readers later. And by later I mean not now.