08 February 2012
The The One That Got Away....
Yes, this brings us round to the editing. Obviously, I have very little to report this fine Wednesday. That will (will, I tell you!) be different on Sunday. The front end of my week was loaded, and this girl hasn't had the mental energy to tackle any serious reading after stumbling through the door and flopping on the sofa. Green tea and bed-time have been the only items on the agenda.
Editing, for me, takes a great deal of mental energy. I've got to be in a quiet space (music without vocals in the background is nice) and comfortable. I read the paragraph or block of dialogue for flow, then re-read for grammar. The double reading takes extra time, but I find that separating the facets of editing helps my 'eye' to concentrate on one aspect of the story/writing at a time.
How do you approach the editing? Do you have a great working system you'd like to share?
Around The Blogs...
This Sunday, Komal Lewis has invited me to share on her blog. If you have a chance, stop by. Komal is currently working on her own novel, and she's an avid reader, posting reviews often. Her blog is a great place to gather reader thoughts on that book you're thinking of buying.
Deniz Bevan captured my editing mess exactly in her post from earlier in the week. Oh! Those 'marked-up-pages'....Here are a few of my own, Deniz. I'm feeling your pain/joy....
A few additional scenes added into my handy-dandy notebook.
Posted by Nadja Notariani at 9:00 AM