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Here we go down the editing trail . . .

Sat down with a good selection of music and a nice Spanish red wine and started editing my first draft of “Crossed Swords”. I’ve written my story on a different computer and I’m working off of the hard copy. As I type it in, it allows me to make the first real edit of the story. Plus, since I’m not just “editing” from “track changes”, it forces me to actually read what I had written in the first place and identify plot holes, rough spots, and pacing issues.

Yeah, it may be the old fashioned way to do editing, but then again, I’m an old fashioned guy. *grin*

I hit 4587 words tonight on the edit. Just about the halfway point. I hope to have this done in the next day or so. Then I’ll give it one last going over and get this off to the publisher.

With this done, I’ll actually be out of contracted work. This has been an exciting and interesting two years. I don’t think I’ve ever written this many short stories and novellas. Now, back to a few novels I’ve been putting off.

Originally published at Richard C. White. Please leave any comments there.

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  • 25 Jun 2012, 23:54
    Thanks! For some reason I was really sweating the LitCrit class. It wasn't easy by any stretch, but I think I made it harder on myself by overthinking stuff.

    Just one class this fall (schedule just…
  • 25 Jun 2012, 10:09
    Oh wow. Congrats on the A's!
  • 11 Mar 2012, 01:40
    I'm going to take a critique of Dracula based on one school of literary criticism (say, Neo-Marxist) and then deconstruct that critique using the focus of a different school of theory (say feminist,…
  • 7 Mar 2012, 07:54
    Not this year, alas. But I may well take you up on that next time :)
  • 7 Mar 2012, 01:55
    Well, if you want to fly over here, I can put you up at my place and get you a guest ticket. *grin* Might even try to get your opinion of my scotch collection.

    Airfare is on you, though.
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