I’m an advocate for writing the first draft of a story without editing as I go, but the one I’m working on now...wow.
It wasn’t the typos, it was the storyline. I found a short chapter that played absolutely no role (not there now) and then the story began jumping all over the place. Something happened in the story and then I obviously decided it should be deleted and wrote it out, and yet a little further down the track I’d written it back in. Things happened out of sequence at one point (thank goodness for cut-and-paste) and I’m still debating whether to leave the two swear words in, or take them out.
Yesterday was a lot of back and forth, take out and put back, and a good dollop of ‘what on earth…’
The joys of editing.
And I had a ball!
I’ve enjoyed being back with the characters from the White Rose series. I’d forgotten how much I love the interactions between Warren and Sam, and Beth’s occasionally feistiness. So much fun!
For now, I’m off to do some more!
What's it about?
It's about words and my life as a writer. There are also tips for those starting their writing journey, with a focus on self-publishing, and encouragement all round.