I've been working on edits for the past week and I've come across a nice routine for keeping me on track.
When my editor sends me changes, she sends them in parts. It was the first time anyone had ever done that with me and I wasn't sure if I liked it until I started working on it.
Sending back the manuscript in pieces has kept me focused on one segment at a time. If you get back 400 pages in one shot it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But 100 page segments feels more humane.
One thing I did this go round, which you can do regardless if it's an editor or a critique partner, is make a duplicate copy with the tracked changes accepted and then reading it again.
By creating a duplicate copy without all the red marks it becomes less distracting. I found I could more easily polish the narrative and edit with fresher eyes.
Aren't you all surprised I did an actual writing post today? LOL.
And did you hear about that silly quiz that told you what famous author's work your writing resembles?
I could have sworn that quiz made the rounds last year, but for whatever reason it went viral this year. The algorithm is keyword based so you got all kinds of loopy answers. It has nothing to do with your writing style.
Here is the Huffington Post article out to burst your bubble. Such a shame. Now you can't go around flaunting your Kafka.
Poison ivy is getting better. I tried Stacy's (Form and Funktion) over-the-counter remedy of Technu and it seemed to work pretty well.
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