The Long Slow March

Posted: December 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Despite my little mid-month adventure in car crashing and car buying, I’ve managed to stay mostly on track with writing.  I have all but one story written (aside from the Football one; I’ve decided to abandon it, and perhaps reuse the sex scene elsewhere, because it is sexy) and the only thing I have left to write is a short story, and finish up Mirrored.

I have however fallen woefully behind on editing.

There is something about editing that I simply dislike.  It’s difficult at best to go over my own stories with a fine toothed comb, and even picking out simple grammar and spelling errors when I’m five thousand words into a ten thousand word editing session becomes a chore.  Add to that the hunt for plot holes and inconsistent character development and repetitive word use, and it just becomes a nightmare.

But I will persevere!

Also, it’s very strange to me that my best selling series is also my most poorly reviewed one.  I suppose it goes to show you that if the synopsis is good enough, people will buy it!  And a good synopsis is very important.  If you’re bad as distilling your plots down into a compelling one, two, or three short paragraphs, you really should consider getting help with that.  I think even I need help.  I tend to use rhetorical questions as a crutch, and I’m trying to get away from it.  We’ll see how well I do.

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