The Secret of Editing Your Work

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So I am part way through the second draft of my novel. A bit daunting to put it mildly, but exciting too.

I was very well behaved and left it nearly a month from finishing the first draft before reading the whole thing fresh.

This helped to give a little more distance and has made it easier to spot several things that need changing straight away. As for the rest, I’m wading on through…watch this space



October 2017

I have finally completed my debut novel. Several drafts later and having written, rewritten and edited until my eyes were on stalks, my manuscript is complete. It has been the most rewarding and yet extremely daunting project but I have loved nearly every minute of it.

Now the even harder process begins of trying to find a home for my manuscript with an agent or publisher …and of course whilst I am doing that, I have started writing book 2…

Finished my first draft!

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“The thing about finishing a story is that finishing is really only the beginning.”
― William Herring

I have finally finished the complete first draft of my debut novel. It has been like a marathon but I have loved pretty much all of it. In fact I feel quite emotional as I don’t feel I’m done yet with these characters. Sounds like a sequel might be in order. Now for the hard work to begin to try to polish and shape the manuscript into a real book….

July 2017

I am very excited to say, I am reaching the home straight and finally the first draft of my debut novel is nearly finished. My feelings on this? A mixture of euphoria and apprehension as I know the editing, (I have worked a great deal on this as I went along, but there will be plenty more), rearranging and reworking has only just begun. Yet the finishing line is in view.

Start Writing No Matter What…

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For me, writing is an absolute luxury, an escape from the every day. As a child, I loved the fact I could venture into another world in a book and imagine for myself how the characters and scenes appeared.

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