Now on to my blog... this week I've been talking about editing. I often mention the many hats an indie author wears. This is a biggie. If you want to write books to publish, you have to do what the Big 6 do except you don't have the resources traditional publishers have, or do you?
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Not all of us are like me with a degree in marketing, teach creative writing courses, and has been a published author for decades. I have a higher learning and knowledge curve than most. But even I, research new avenues for writing, editing, formatting, and marketing still. Learning is an never-ending process. I'll be the first one to admit that I don't know everything even though I sound like it at times. Compound this with a stroke I had last year, and it's a whole new ballgame. But, I'm not telling my readers anything new about the editing process or about editing your book.
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I've been a member of Compuserve's Books and Writers for a couple decades now. If the linky link does not open try http://www.compuserve.com. You will have to sign up to log on. After you get a user name and set the password, scroll down the left side to "Communities." It should be one of the first ones listed. I invite you to lurk the categories and there are a lot of them. Don't be surprised at some of the well known authors who frequent the site. They are all friendly and won't bite until they get to know you better. So don't be intimidated! When you feel comfortable, go into the "lobby" and say "hi." Expect a lot of responses. That's just the way we are.
I know there are probably hundreds of online groups that do the same thing and if you find one you like that is active, by all means stick with it. Editing is a mountain of a task by yourself and you may be limited by your knowledge. For me, I've forgotten much of what I knew about editing and over the past nine months, I'm finally remembering bits and pieces.
|Robert Mankoff- The New Yorker|
Is twelve sets of eyes too many? Sometimes, it still isn't enough. I'll catch mistakes in my own work after it has gone to press. I recite to myself the "Serenity Prayer" and let it go. I may update a newly edited edition in years to come, but it won't be this year.
Keep writing and loving the Lord.