Saturday, November 12, 2011
I have read over my manuscript fives times, even though it's been professionally edited, I still have been changing things. I was happy with the editing I received and put the story away for two weeks before I started tweaking. I tweak and believe, "Ok this is It!" Then I go back and read it over again and I start cutting and adding new passages and words. I would like to think that it's good enough, that this is my rookie novel and isn't going to be perfect. However, I want whoever reads it to read a well-crafted story. I'm not concerned about making money( even though it would be nice!) with the novel, as I know the reality that indie-writers face. My plan is to build up a readership(is that a word?) and a following so I can entertain those who are reading the stories I write. I think after a few books (and hopefully many readers), some success will be there as I have no plans to quit my day-job. Does anyone have any comments or advice on when they know that their story is done? Thanks again for reading!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
November is finally here and I have to say that I am kind of glad it is. The weather in the northeast is changing and the distractions that have been present recently are going away. I was smack-dab in the middle of going over the editing of my novel "Scammer" when I became caught up with the World Series. I am glad the Cardinals won and now my nights are free to go over my story. I had my novel edited and I was quite happy with the work the editor did. I couldn't afford some I had checked about online, so I enlisted the services of an English teacher who bartered with me for some pest control service. I now have time to go over the edit and make sure I like it. Some passages were changed slightly, while some removed completely. My question to myself is: How do I know that the editing done what it should be? The editor did tell me that this was his review of the book. I wonder how it would be viewed by another editor. I had put a few sample chapters online in online writing forums ,"Fanstory" and "Reviewfuse" and have had differing opinions. Some people liked it, others hated it; guess I can't make everyone happy! Had anybody had that thought that if your story was edited by multiple editors that you would get different versions. I would say yes and then which version would you choose? Thanks for reading and I hope I have more time to write now that Big Band Theory is on almost every night!