I’ve been reminding myself to post on this blog week after week since, let’s see, about mid-October. Blogging regularly is much more of a challenge for me than finishing my stories. That makes today a good day because here’s my post.
I contracted with a freelance editor, a woman named Pat Dobie and she finished her part of our work at the end of November. I have been incorporating her edits and suggestions over the last six weeks and as of this morning, I thumped “Andy” down and declared, “Well, that’s done.”
I am really happy with the services Pat delivered and would recommend her to anyone wanting a keen editorial eye and a good sense of story structure and mechanics. I think my voice and style survived the editing process and I’m convinced the manuscript is better for the changes.
Not that it was easy . . .
The next step is to seduce an agent or publisher with said manuscript. Allow me to quote from the top of the second page:
“No challenge there,” he [Andy] says to the empty room, all the while calculating the incredible odds against that ideal outcome.
Life is kinda fun sometimes.