The hacksaw is out!
I am armed and ready. The manuscript is before me and my weapons of choice are different coloured pens and colourful highlighters.
It’s editing time for Tangled Souls (working title, may change;).
I have to admit I’ve been slashing quiet liberally. My first draft was rather wordy, i.e. using five words when one was sufficient. I’ve also discovered some consistency issues and a couple of dangling threads, but overall the first draft wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I’m hoping to finish my changes in the next couple of days and then TS will make it’s way to my crit partner. Victoria loves her red pen, so I’m expecting a number of review bubbles on the side. While she’s chopping her way through the story I will get my trusty Mary Buckham synopsis worksheets out of the cupboard and put together a synopsis. Believe me, if you have trouble with writing a synopsis, Mary’s worksheets are a godsend. Check out her website here.
Once I’ve worked through Victoria’s comments and I’m fully and completely happy, I’ll send it off to my editor and hope she loves my characters as much as I do.
So, still a hard slog before me, but editing means making the story better. I mostly enjoy it. Well, okay, the synopsis not so much, but the worksheets make it bearable:).
Have a good week everybody!