Well, Mother’s Day 2016 represents two weeks since I had received very good, very accurate, but very depressing writing feedback. I had been rocked to my core, and spent that Saturday morning crying in bed. I had been just about to throw in the towel.
Well, to be fair, I read on blogs from all over – and in books – that this is a natural, common, and possibly necessary step for all newbie authors. I still was depressed, though.
However, not only did my hubby come through, but my kids did as well, in a big way.
I can’t tell you how lucky I am – I have been given some really great advice from a really cool author: Martin Wilsey.
My husband happens be good friends with “a guy” who is good friends with Martin. When my hubby’s friend heard about my endeavors to become a writer, he thought Martin might be able to provide a word or two of wisdom, and hooked me up.
Martin, being the professional and all-around nice guy he is, already gave me some amazing tips and a much needed boot in the rear.
I’m still trying to get caught up on everything I’ve learned in the last few weeks. Today I’d like to talk about a topic I’m struggling with: editing.
Before we start, let’s talk about the need for editing in the first place. Although this seems like it should be self-evident, for new authors like me it’s often not. I knew I’d have to take several passes at my story and touch it up, but I was completely unaware how important editing is. I didn’t know there is a method and structure to it, or that it is way more intense than I envisioned. I figured my manuscript would come out relatively good on the first try. [Click HERE for entire post…]