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Friday, February 25, 2011

First Round Edits Are Done

Whew! They were intense, but I must admit my editor had some great suggestions and I feel the story is MUCH stronger. I’m not sure what round two will bring but I’m sure they won’t be as intense. LOL
Not only are edits complete for now – it’s Friday. My kids are all in NY for the weekend for a family event so I get the house and DH to myself. Woo Hoo. We don’t get that often. Not sure what we’ll do but it doesn’t matter. It will be quiet in the house.
I want to give a big shout out to Katalina Leon who gave me some brilliant ideas to move Chasing Forever forward. This story was rejected – with a revision letter. I’ve been mulling it around for a few weeks, bouncing ideas off Kat. She made it all come together. It’s nice to have someone who lives on the West coast and knows a thing or two about surfing. :o) Love ya Kat!
I can’t wait to go back to writing this story.
Happy Friday!

7 comments:

  1. All stories need edits and many need revisions. Editors have a good eye for things that will make a story stronger. And so good to have writer friends to bounce ideas off of. I finally figured out where to begin my current WIP and that's after 30K pages. I know the story and have the ending just couldn't figure out the best place to start.%$@#@! LOL

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  2. Have a VERY nice weekend! Everyone needs someone to bounce ideas off. I'm sure that the edits made the story stronger. ;)

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  3. YAY, Kat! And congrats on the first round of edits. I kinda like it when an editor goes through more edit rounds with me than just one or two; it's amazing how much better the story gets the more it's polished (okay, was the the most obvious statement of the day or what?!).

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  4. Having friends who provide input is FABULOUS:)

    BTW....Northern IN was socked with snow last night. We only got rain, but I thought I'd warn you....here's hoping you only get the rain, and it makes it a cozy weekend to stay inside:)

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  5. Amber helps me so much! I've discovered writing is a team sport, I need objective author friends and an editor to do it!
    I loved the ideas behind Chasing Forever, and I really questioned the rejection... however all the extras you are adding will make this a very exciting, rich story and that's always worth the extra effort.
    Enjoy the peace!
    XXOO Kat

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  6. Way to go, Amber - and I'm glad Kat could help! She lives very close to surfer heaven!

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