Editing Cave

For the next week or two, I am going to be in my editing cave, so I likely won’t be posting that often. If I do post, it will be much later at night.

I have finished the re-writes of When Heaven Was Blue (the new title), and it currently stands at 80,000 words. I am going to let this book stew for several weeks before getting to line edits with it, and once line edits are done, I will be passing it off to a beta reader. I am also toying with the idea of getting a freelance editor for it simply because it is a book with a lot of literary elements, and so it’s really my first time doing a book like this. But I’ll just have to see how I feel after line edits (or proofreading, for that matter).

I have also outlined a short story for a secret project that is being done. So I will be working on that as well.

But I have received some edits for When Stars Die, so that is where I am going to be at. I just want to mention that I hate writing action scenes, and so therefore my suckery for action scenes has warranted me a diagnosis: suckeritis de action scene. I don’t even really like reading action scenes because I am all about emotions and imagery, and actions scenes can’t contain too much of that or else they get bogged down. But I know for a lot of non-contemporary books, action scenes are inevitable, so I put up with them. And look how many times I have written action scenes. There, I’ve just written it again. Action scenes. Action scenes. Action scenes.

Does anybody have a prescription for action scenes?

Well, I will be reading it aloud and making changes. So wish me luck.

 

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Also known as The Dancing Writer, she is currently working on The Stars Trilogy, among other works.

5 thoughts on “Editing Cave

  1. Good luck with your editing!
    I also thought EDITING CAVE was amazing.

    And also . . . me and action scenes? Yep. We don’t mesh very well either. Which, you’re totally right – writing non-contemporary, they’re not only inevitable . . . they’re inescapable.
    I wish you luck with those as well, and I hope you find yourself having an easier time with them than you have been. I feel your frustration, for sure.

    I guess the prescription for them is to just figure out a way to get past them. Then maybe work on tweaking them in the edits? That’s all I can manage to do where they’re concerned.

    1. They are inescapable! I actually have more action scenes in my contemporary fantasy than I do in When Stars Die, so I’m going to be in for a boatload of fun once I get to line edits.

      And I’m going to have to completely re-write the chapter with the epic action scene. You should see how marked up it is, lol.

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