ROW80-1 - 02/23 - Panic now?
February 24, 2014
It seems ironic to take time out from editing to write about no editing, but here we are. I'd hoped to have my editing of Novel #2 done by month end, so that I could send it to Beta readers. Not finished with February yet, but definitely not finished with editing. It also took me ages to do the first book, and now it seems I have even more things I want to check, and even higher expectations of myself. Lots of reasons it seems to check email and Facebook, read other books, watch the Olympics (OK, that was pretty awesome, Canada did great), watch re-runs of old TV shows, listen to drunks rambling on in bars. Not all a loss, as I did finish another pass through it this week, looking mainly at plot lines, and did feel I had accomplished something. But - several more passes needed, and progress is much too slow.
For now I've decided to take a break and review the first novel, to ensure I am consistent. I had outlines for characters and setting and plot when I started writing it, now I'll go through and see how much of that actually got into the book. I'll try that off-line too, with a paperback copy, pen, and notebook. Maybe that will minimize the distractions. After that, I'll see how I can build on those things in the second one. Time to set up kitchen table editing spot again - a different spot may help.
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