Hey, folks! I haven’t blogged in a few weeks because (1) I have this stalker-cough. Yes, it’s stalking me. I’m considering getting a restraining order on this virus. (2) I am up to my eyeballs in editing work! I’ve been helping the husband unit with his first book, Dissatisfied Me, A Love Story, by giving it a pre-beta reader edit. … More I’m still alive, honest!
Well, I did it. I think some of my edits might look like drunk writing towards the end of the manuscript, but no matter. My book has gone to the beta reader test group. I selected people who are discerning and detail-oriented, so heaven help me. While I’m nervous, I’m also looking forward to hearing … More People are reading my book. REAL PEOPLE! *bites nails*
Nine…chapters…done…21…to…go. Did I mention that I also did some editing during my Technical Writer career? This is an advantage when it comes to reading my manuscript and looking for plot discrepancies, thin chapters, flow issues, grammar usage, unnecessary and overly-repeated words, and good ol’ spelling mistakes. My beta-reader draft is underway, but these redlines, oh, the … More Incorporating Redlines, or, How I Want to Punch Myself in the Face