Ok, so this may be my only blog this week as the greatly anticipated (and dreaded) move has finally arrived!
Right, let’s get down to business. Editing. Yeah, many writers, readers, and maybe most of the population may well believe that you write a first draft, get it edited, proofread, get a great Beta reader, and *poof* the story/book is all done! You can get it published, nothing left to do, you’ve got the cover, it’s all over, you can relax.
In reality, it’s nothing like that. At least not for me.
I’m right in the middle of rewriting the MS for my novella, utilising the suggested edits, adding all the bits and pieces to make the story the best it can be. I’ve said before that it’s not easy, and it isn’t. Writing isn’t for the faint hearted. After I’ve completed, then I’ll need it proofreading, it’ll need re-editing, checking for spelling and grammar. Adding extra wordage has proved diastrous for the beginning of my novella as the editor I had wanted more information, more detail on surroundings and that isn’t my style. I like to get right into the meat of the action and then lead from there. It threw me. I’ve had to delete the new additions as they just didn’t fit with what I wanted from my work! I’m left with a lot of doubt as to how I start my story. So far, I’ve got a first sentence I quite like, but it’s messed up my whole schedule.
I thought that having an editor would help my work, that it would allow me to make necessary changes and work with someone who would assist me with my story, so I could make it the best it could be.
Instead, I’ve been left with a lot of suggestions and no direction, and certainly no support.
I’ve come to the end of my tether. All I can do is finish the novella, and do all I can to make it work as a story.
I’ve got the artwork for the cover, but that’s just the wrapping, it’s what’s inside that counts.
The release date has been delayed. The move won’t help with all that, but I’m striving to get the finished novella out for Spetember. *fingers crossed*
I’ll update soon as I know more!
Thanks for reading 🙂