A Ridiculously Short List

I think if my list of revisions to the novel (post-appraisal) had been massively long, I'd bizarrely be less concerned. But it's not. It's incredibly short and that frightens me. So I've done the sensible thing and not just dive in. Instead I've spent the last few days thinking about the changes I need to [...]

May 18th, 2011|Writing|0 Comments

Chapter Rewrites

January, and the return to work after the Xmas has meant I feel exhausted. How I envy through rose-tinted glasses those who can write full time. My spare time over the last few days has been taken up with the rewrite of a chapter. I’m taking it incredibly slowly and whilst the chapter isn’t a [...]

January 6th, 2011|Writing|0 Comments

In Which I Suck

I suck. No, truly I do! I’ve finally worked out why the editing on the novel is going so slowly. I’d initially put it down to being inexperienced at proper editing. I’ve been lucky that in non-fiction I can get to a publishable version inside a single draft, but that means I’ve never had to [...]

December 23rd, 2010|Writing|0 Comments

The Editing Continues

I had wanted to write a blog post about how well the editing process is going, but then I hit chapter 25, and boy is that chapter a mess. But still, I knew there were a few chapters like this. Overall though, I'm still enjoying the editing process. One of the joys is the actual [...]

November 18th, 2010|Writing|0 Comments

The Joy Of Editing

I'll let you into a little secret. One of those ones that will have you rolling your eyes and muttering "oh my heart bleeds for you". You see, I've never properly edited stuff. Sure, I've read over pieces a thousand times, fixed the odd gramatical or spelling error and changed a clunky sentence, but never [...]

October 8th, 2010|Writing|0 Comments