Week End (sing it)!

I’ve barely been able to catch a breath this week.  I have all these ideas, thoughts, and plans floating around my head and nary a moment to execute.

I need about 4 more hours of sleep a day and another 4-6 hours in order to implement my plans for world domination.

I received great feedback from the editor I hired.  She called my manuscript a ‘page-turner’ (squee!) and well plotted.  My tired brain grew three sizes too big.  That didn’t mean there weren’t edits to be done.  After the elebnty-billionth time of reading the story, it’s safe to say I’m blind as a bat when it comes to my prose.

I set out to tell a story. I needed to get the skeletal structure of the story in place, add sinew and tendon, and pad it in the right places with fat.  My punctuation? Not so perfect. And, I have a small repetition habit. That’s why I went the step of hiring an editor.

I’ve learned so much in the creation of this manuscript (I have 2 more to go in the series). Here are a few lessons I’ve learned:

  • to create a compelling story arc with good pacing
  • make my dialogue realistic without getting bogged down in the weeds of mundanity
  • making sure each character has a distinct voice and identity
  • trust my instincts

The best lesson learned is simply I can write a good story.

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4 comments

  • YES… you do write good stories!! 😀

  • Awesome – how exciting to see it coming together! Best of luck with the editing process.

    • Thanks! I expect I’ll sharing the process- a lot! 🙂

  • Yay! What great news! 🙂

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