Picking Up The Editing Pen

I finished reading my WIP yesterday.  This was actually the first time I’d read through the entire thing. I read it through as a reader would, not making notes or anything but keeping things in my mind.  In this read, I wanted to make sure it made sense, that scenes transitioned smoothly from one to the next, and that there was continuity. It can be hard to notice those things when you’re editing.

Now, I’m picking up the editing pen and I’m going to go through it again to  slash, hack, burn and rebuild where needed.  There may be entire scenes that I take out. They’re fun scenes, I love them, but they can be shortened down.

I also have a stack of post-it notes so I can write ideas down and stick them on the WIP.

Hopefully I can get this done this week…



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fymywydbach
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 05:43:39

    Best advice I had “kill your darlings” 🙂 hope it went well


  2. journeyofjordannaeast
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 12:44:35

    I can’t wait for that phase! Good luck!


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