Posts Tagged ‘editing’

Beyond reason

13Mar11

My fingers are cramped and inkstained, I’m a little bit shaky and delirious, and I’m running short on sleep. No, not some weird addiction. Actually, yes, it is a weird addiction. I’m writing again. Or, to be more precise, I’m editing. I’ve spent the last few months (off and on) wading through Holly Lisle’s How […]


I’m working through the edits of the Anneth story, and it was turning into a bit of a slog … I’ve been through it so many times that the story had gone a bit stale on me and I didn’t know where I was going with it. The river had run dry, and for a […]


Making the cut

13Jun10

I’ve been working the edits for Anneth … again …. and I swear this is the last time I’m going through the process. If I can’t fix it this time, then I think it needs to be abandoned for good and all. (And yes, I have said that before … trouble is, I love this […]


Last week I printed off the whole 500 pages of the Anneth manuscript, ready to start in on the edit marathon that will be Holly Lisle’s “How to Revise Your Novel” (HTRYN) course. I did the How To Think Sideways course last year, and learned so much from it, that it seemed a no-brainer to […]


I finished the edits for Serpent of Colchis on Friday night last week, and have taken a little time out to reflect on the process and understand what went well and what could be improved for the next time . . . I’ve got a fair bit of editing to get through this year! Using […]


I finally knuckled down, after much skirting around the edges, and got to work on the big edit. And, as with all such things, it’s not as painful as I thought it would be. Also, and this makes me feel much, much better, the novel itself is not as bad a mess as I remembered […]


Restless mind

10Feb09

Wherever the mind wanders, restless and diffuse in its search for satisfaction without, lead it within; train it to rest in the Self. Abiding joy comes to those who still the mind… they become one with God. – The Bhagavad Gita Here I am, about to delve into “the manuscript slog” on Serpent of Colchis –  […]


It’s one of those days today . . . Minni had her injections yesterday, so we had the obligatory sleepless night last night – an hour and half of restlessness, needing cuddle, not wanting cuddle, squawking – leg hurts, cuddle. Squawk – teeth hurt, need cuddle. Not comfy. Wriggle around a lot . . . […]


I’ve taken a step back from my writing this week, and have spent some time thinking about what makes me tick, both as a person and as a writer, and exploring those elements and how they feed through into my work. It’s made for an interesting (as well as fun) couple of days, and I’m still […]