Another month has come and gone, and so it’s time for another round of support and commiseration with my favorite group of online writers. This bloghop is a chance to share, collaborate, and, if you’re in need, seek comfort. So, if you haven’t already signed up, click on the link and get started.
On to what I’m focused on this month – editing.
I don’t know how everyone else does it, but I’m working on the final passes through my manuscript, and it’s taking me much longer than I originally thought it would. I thought I’d be knee-deep in world-building and outlining my next project when July reared its head, but as it stands, I’m still halfway through pass three in my final edits and polishing. Don’t get me wrong – these passes have been quite productive, and I feel like my scenes are gaining depth and nuances that simply weren’t there at any other time during the three-year creation process, but I still have a couple of more weeks before they’re completely finished.
This leads me to my questions: How does everyone else edit? Does it ever go as quickly as you think it should? Or do you find yourself making pass after pass each time with an eye toward a different aspect of your storytelling?
Next up: Weekly News.
For those of you who don’t know, I have a new weekly focus on weird and/or interesting news pieces that I find. I love watching and reading about the reality that surrounds, and in many a case, beats out even the best fiction for slap-my-forehead responses. So, without further ado, here’s what I found this week:
First up is a little, tiny case of overkill. Now I know some people are afraid of spiders, but isn’t a raging fire just a tiny bit worse?
Next up, um… there, there Mr. Thief. You’d think that in order to actually commit crimes, you’d have to develop a little toughness. You’d think. *Roll eyes* Guess this robber didn’t get that memo. What a doofus.
The final tidbit for my feature today is science related because I’m a big ol’ science dork, that’s why. 🙂 So cool! Don’t try this at home kids.
Last, but certainly not least, is an announcement from my friend Lexa Cain. She’s got a great new feature she’s rolling out on her blog called Friday Freebies. Here’s the spiel about it:
I’m gonna start doing “Freebie Friday” on my blog to spread the love of FREE STUFF! If anyone’s book or novella is free, or if you have a free service, contest, or giveaway – please write me/PM/comment/whatever so I can plug you and your “Freebie” on my blog.