A first today – a double reblog as both parts are great for inspiration (and our sanity!)
Editing is hard…that is a fact but with some forethought and planning it can be made slightly easier. Decided on which particular edit you want to do – spelling & grammar, continuity, character development etc. then focus on each one separately instead of trying to do it all at once.
One writer I know prints out on different colored paper for each edit category. I utilize a novel workshop run by my local writing group. We pair up and review each others work for several months. Having many eyes read your work assists not only in the usual editing problems but also it is a bet read. A win, win situation.
Invoke – definition: 1) to call on for aid or protection 2) to call forth by magic : conjure; 3) to appeal to as an authority or for support
I have to tell you I was invoking more than just a polite plea for assistance yesterday. My blog post would not format correctly and I edited it over a dozen times! Very frustrating, when the stupid thing would not line up as I wanted. The enter key on my keyboard went through a beating I can tell you. I would adjust it, save it and then view post only to find the picture inserts and text were bunched up together – again and again. A few choice words were uttered…you know those ‘magic’ words that help with things are going wrong. Well now that’s off my chest back to sanity.
Return (red/left circle) and Enter (green/right circle) buttons on a keyboard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am sharing a post from Kristen Lamb, who is not only a great writer but generous to a fault with her expertise.