Monday, June 25, 2012

Dreaded Red Pen

It's been so long!
I haven't been here since last Wednesday. 
I completely missed Friday!
What the hell happened?

Oh, yeah, right. Now I remember.
I've been in...


I've been working on my edits
All the live long day
I've been working on my edits
And I'm really tired today

I'm gonna finish editing this first draft if it kills me.

It just might kill me.

But, it's okay. It's good. I've received some written (covered in evil red pen) and verbal edits from one of my peeps and I've been working diligently on them.

I'm pleased with the changes I'm making.

I just really, really, really want to make this one work.

If I can't make this one work...I don't know what to do.

I'm hoping to catch up on some of your blogs today. I miss you guys!

Everyone have a nice weekend? 


  1. That's all right - I skipped last Wednesday to work on my next book. Don't fear the edits! It will work.

  2. I'm taking a couple days off to do some overdue edits. Our weekend was fine. We saw Brave and had some family fun together. Good luck with your MS!

  3. It's funny, I love editing when I'm not editing and love drafting when I'm not drafting. I keep going, 'Man, I wish I was editing instead of drafting right now.' and vise versa, lol.

    Good luck with all the polishing!

  4. I just emerged from that dank hole and I'm hoping to stay out for a while so I can try on a new story. Hope you find your groove and make your book the gem it's meant to be :)

  5. Ah, editing hell, isn't it just special. Evil red is right. Glad you're seeing the end of it all.

    Weekend was very hot and we stayed inside mostly. Hubs caught up with a lot of his prerecorded shows. I did weeding and watering of the garden while it was relatively cool. Then I wrote and puttered.It was nice.


  6. Good luck with your editing!

    1. And to answer your question: Nothing exciting here. :)

  7. I spent a year revising my ms. A YEAR! Everyday. It's madness, but it's also where your book comes alive. Where all that layering adds depth & dimension. You'll get it done. There's no rush. With something as important as your ms, you have to be patient. And no worries about posting multiple times in a week I do it once & that's enough. The book is number one. Good luck, though I know you don't need it. You'll do great!

  8. Ugh! I'm with you. Editing is painful and hard!

  9. Alex - Thank you! I know that you know exactly what I'm talking about!

    Stephen - And some well deserved time off too. It sounds like you had a nice relaxing weekend!

    Cassie - Ha! That is a dilemma! Thanks for coming by!

    J.A. - Why, thank you! I hope so too! I appreciate you stopping in!

    Sia - Evil red. I think that might be a nail polish too! Thank you. Sounds like a nice weekend when it wasn't hot. Welcome!

    Dana - Thank you and nothing exciting sounds pretty good too!

    Nancy - Oh, there's a rush. I want this done before summer is over. I have to have a goal date at this point or I won't ever finish. But, I'm still doing my best to do a good job. Thank you! I hope it will be great.

    Thanks everyone!

  10. I'm editing at the moment, too. Ain't it grand? Hah :) there's something kind of exciting about editing, though. Getting every thing in place, knowing it works & 'flows' (ugh for lack of a better word). You can do it & no rush. It'll be fantastic!

  11. Keep swimming. Don't look back. Bribe Stormy to clean, do laundry, and make dinner :)

  12. Keep at it! Editing always wears me down, but I know how vital it is to do it. And it feels great when it's done. :)

  13. Keep going! I just received my first round, so I'm getting started tonight. :)

  14. It'll turn out great! I had to do at least 15 edits before my publisher felt it was good enough to send out to readers.

  15. good for you!
    time flies when you're having a good time, or even when you're editing! i'm getting close to the end. again =)

  16. Had a great weekend! Edits come first--persist and don't worry.

    Thanks for mentioning the Hijack This Blog! campaign to Nancy S. Thompson. We're getting a date set up to promote her upcoming book.

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

  17. Tara - Thanks for the pep talk! It always helps to know there are others in the same predicament!

    Carol - I'm trying but Stormy is really useless when it comes to household chores. :)

    Christine - I can't wait for the feels great part!

    Ciara - We are in it to win it!

    Clarissa - I hope so. Just 15 edits? *thud

    Tara - Thank you! I know...again! WE CAN DO IT!

    Lee - Glad you had a nice weekend! You're right...edit first! I'm glad that worked out for both of you!

    Thanks everyone!

  18. Johanna - Sorry I missed your comment! Yes! Complete Ugh!

  19. Editing can definitely take up some of your time. But at least you are making progress. Enjoy.

  20. Murees - Time consuming! Soooo time consuming!

    Thanks for stopping by!


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