I seem to have woken up this morning (late morning) with that Friday feeling, I am not sure why necessarily, it could be I got a good nights sleep, or simply I am not working today (That’s real work, not writing work)
But I do get to spend the rest of the day hopefully finishing the revisions to my book, and get it back to my editor.
On that note, I really need to express thanks to Stephanie Dagg, who is editing the book. She really is making the difference to the quality and flow of the book.
When I sent it to her, I thought it was pretty tight. I had worked hard on the grammar (not my strong suit), and spelling, and in a way, kind of hoped she would send it back and tell it was perfect the way it was.
Not that I mind revisions, or that I find criticism hard to take, but I wanted to see how good I was.
Well good news, is that there were not that many spelling errors (Thanks F7!), but the grammar was obviously pretty bad!
After I fixed all the issues, and worked through the revisions (not too many thankfully), and I am reading it back, it now seems to flow so much better. I hate it when you are reading a book, and then you think
“Whoa, hold on a minute, what did that say?”
And then you scan back up to re-read a passage to make sure you know exactly what is going on.
Well, with her work, I have not found myself doing that at all, it seems to flow nicely, the language is tightened, and the extra “fluff” bits have been removed.
And although it still needs to go through a final proofread, and maybe a couple of small changes, it is so close to being ready.
So thanks Steph!
Now, back to writing.
Enjoy your Friday!
Stephanie Dagg’s website can be found at http://edit-my-book.com/
She also has twitter, a blog and all sorts of great interesting tips and tricks to read about.