January Blah with a side of Blah (ROW 80)
January 25, 2012 § 2 Comments
I’m almost done with the editing of my first act (in the three tier structure of my WIP) and will be sending it off to be read. It’s kind of messy still. I’m not sure, but it seems like something’s off. Since I can’t decide what’s going on, I’m hoping one of my peeps can put their finger on it.
Here are some fun editing confessions: first, I am constantly jumping ahead of myself. I will start writing a sentence and then, when I’m done, find the same sentence following it. Apparently my brain will tell the story the same way, every time. And I guess the me of the present thinks she is smarter than last month’s me.
Second, when I’m editing dialogue, and even when I originally write a scene, I say lines out loud… in character…with facial expressions. What’s truly
humiliating funny is that I hadn’t noticed I was doing this until recently.
One final thing. Shuffling chapters is a MESSY business. It is awful trying to piece things back together. “Wait, does the reader know this yet? Would this make sense yet? Is this too soon/late/weird right here?” It sucks and it makes me want to punch myself.
Otherwise, everything’s going good. Meeting all my goals! Hope everyone has a good week. Anybody else have some editing confessions?