On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

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Friday, August 05, 2005

Editing time

The deadline for Taxes and Heart Quest are looming closer and closer, and I’m messing around with editing Sorceress of Faith – I’ve estimated that at a MINIMUM I’m spending two minutes a page reading it and editing – that’s not counting those pages I pull out to look at and “fix” later, or the four pages I have to "tighteten." Since Sorceress is about a 600 pg. ms., that means I’ll spend at least 20 hours editing it. Not to mention putting the changes on the hard copy onto my computer file, thinking, etc. (the thinking part comes now, then I’ll copy and keep to change later). Anyway, I hope to have it done by tomorrow and out the door. As usual I’m doubting myself at this point, and the story is flat to me – hardly any emotion can be wrung from it. I only pray it won’t be flat to readers. Anyway, you can see where MY time’s been going.

Sigh.

Love to all,
Robin

4 Comments:

Blogger sex scenes at starbucks said...

I'm sure since you know the thing by heart by now, it seems flat. I'm sure it wont' be though...

wasn't it here where I read that the reader can't tell the difference between muse-inspired-words and ass-in-chair-words? (or something to that effect?)

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Danica said...

Robin, you can do it! Your books are great, and this one will be just as good, if not better.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Yes, sex, that was me. I only have a few pages left, so I'll probably push on tonight, then do another pass through tomorrow.

Love to all,
Robin

6:22 PM  
Blogger moonhart said...

HA! Tough when your own words come back to haunt you, eh Robin?

;)

Terri

7:56 PM  

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