Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beginning the edits

I LOVE editing. I really do. It's the fun part, the polish and perfection part. Everything's written and done, I'm just making sure it's ready for your consumption.

One of the biggest edits I have to do is change the time.

Originally, I'd set it at the beginning of August, and the holiday for the title was Lughnasadgh. But I was never really happy with the title, and something just didn't fit right. Even my beta reader agreed.

This weekend, I finally decided to move it back and set it at Midsummer. It suits the theme a bit better, and leaves me room for a better title.

But now I have to go change all these little mentions of time and dates. Like dropping two months from every mention of their relationship. Sigh.

Yet it's going to be fine. It will certainly make sure I've done my math right.

3 comments:

  1. Okay, I admit, edits can be fun, especially when the story is about done and you get to add rich detail and flesh things out a bit. But oh my, just getting to that final edit phase is such a process. Good luck with your edits. Sounds like you're almost there.

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  2. Editing is the easier part to me. Can be trying to rearrange and cut so much material, but it's a lot less effort than raw creation. And when the material itself is sound, it's lovely to massage.

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  3. Massage...that's a great way to put it. Definitely massaging.

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