I’m probably one of the oddest people I know. So, yesterday, while I was working on the retooling of my 25-year-old WIP, I realized I had a lot of aliens who resembled humans. And that felt weird. In my ’Cosm series, I have people who don’t look like humans. Maybe Noola and Stewart are the … More Aliens who resemble humans…huh.
If you follow me on Twitter (@CaitGAuthor), you’d have noticed how I’ve been tweeting with the #25YearOldWIP hashtag this past week. That’s because I was looking through my file manager and came across the first manuscript I’ve ever completed. You know, the kind of work you really shouldn’t show to anyone because it’s so awful? … More Erm…a funny thing happened when I stumbled upon a 25-year-old manuscript.
You cannot imagine how useful I found the article, Very and Other Useless Words to Erase Forever from writerscircle.com. The overused words listed in it are: Very/really Suddenly Amazing/awesome That Started This taught me that I really, really have a problem with my manuscript. No, really. I swear, really. It’s important to realize that the first draft is going to be the … More Editing really, really bad words. Really.