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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Editing

After taking a brief vacation from writing to clean my house, I'm back to editing Fallen. I've posted the updated word count and the page word count (250 words per page). Both are slowly creeping up, which is awesome. I'm filling out scenes, adding more detail. I'm not really changing anything major yet, but I'm certain when I get toward the end I'm have some things to change. Once I get done editing (currently on Ch 5 and p 70), I'll be writing query letter and synopsis. Which will be an exciting experience, I hope to share with all you. And then the rejections...sigh. But hopefully not all rejections.

I'm splitting my writing time right now, between critiquing and writing. That's the one thing I've found to be truly helpful. It's hard to find what's wrong with your own work, but other people's work, it seems to stand out. I'm waiting to post more of mine until I get a chance to finish and start my queries. So what's everyone else up to?

4 comments:

Robin said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks for visiting my blog! Good luck with your writing and revising! And I totally agree that a CP is an invaluable part of writing. It's hard to read my own words over and over again so to have another pair of eyes is tremendously helpful.

Robin said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks for visiting my blog! Good luck with your writing and revising! And I totally agree that a CP is an invaluable part of writing. It's hard to read my own words over and over again so to have another pair of eyes is tremendously helpful.

Cynthia said...

I've been trying to clear my desk of everything that's not writing related so I don't have any good excuse not to write. So, now that I'm on the verge of it, writing should happen soon. Now if I could just get one story to talk to me instead of six things would be a little less complicated.

Amanda said...

Thanks for visiting Robin. I've found my crit groups help me out a lot.

Cynthia, it is easier to write when your desk is cleared. I have that problem now. What to write next? About 5 books are all begging to be written. I'm about to go ennie-meeni-mieni-moe. :)