Monday, May 11, 2009

Editing and Writing

I'm still working on my edits for 'Rich Man', received my first critique back after my latest re-write. Humm... still need a bit of work. Why aren't I surprised? LOL. I'm 'ing' all over the place. Here a question, why is it that you can pick up these sort of mistakes in someone Else's work, but not your own? It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, of course I still have two more critiques to come in yet. In the mean time I shall do a highlight my 'ing' words and work out which ones can be changed.

I often wonder how I managed my writing without my critique partners. They are priceless. The fact that I clicked with them so well is an added bonus.

As for my writing, well yes, I'm working on something new as well as editing. I know I'm bad, but they will not shut up. I'm not going to make the same mistake I made with my historical novel, make them wait until I was ready. Do you know, Shep and Marianne are still not talking to me? Okay, maybe it is just as well as they aren't because I don't have time for them at the moment anyway. LOL.

I won't be doing any sprinting tonight as I have a novel to finish reading and a couple review to write, so my time will be spent doing that. I'll play time keeper and crack the whip when it is time for the girls to have a break. I lovvvee cracking the whip, just ask my hubby. No, I don't mean in the bedroom either. Hehehe.

Well that's my update for today. Happy writing.



Shayne Collier said...

Hi Sandie,
I don't have a critique partner yet and I don't know if I am strong enough to deal with the feedback. But the 'ing' is just one good reason why I need someone!

Best wishes with the latest novel.

Sandie Hudson said...

Shayne it all about finding the right CP. I'm lucky, I hit the jackpot with mine. I hope you find someone soon.


Cathryn said...

Sandie, all the best with your ms. I always find putting a book aside for an extended period works wonders. It's amazing what you'll pick up. Oh, and I always read every single draft aloud.

But I'm with you. I'd be lost without my crit group. Worth their weight in gold.

Monique Wood said...

Shayen, you know the Bootcampers can always help you out if you need a bit of feedback. Email me whenever you feel like it.

Sandie, a good CP is a life saver. Honestly don't know what I'd do without mine.

Cathryn, I agree, creating a bit of distance from something brings a bit of clarity. I'm editing a manuscript I haven't touched in ages, and it's amazing what I missed back then.

Sandie Hudson said...

Cathryn, I agree, 'Rich Man' is one I wrote during last years 50/30 so I'd given it almost 9 months before I looked at it to edit. The reading out load thing I've only just started, yeah, I know very bad.

Mon, it is amazing what you pick up after leaving the MS for a while, like the over use of 'only' and 'just' LOL.