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WIP Wednesday

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 14, 2012 in Books, Elixir Bound, Language, WIP, Writing |

Ummm..it’s the second Wednesday of the month…and this is my first blog post of the month…sigh…where does the time go?

FINALLY finished my latest round of edits on Elixir Bound. Over the years I have gotten much better at revising, but I still wouldn’t say I like doing it. I love the thrill of a new idea, letting it marinate in my brain, the tendrils growing into a plot and characters. Furtive moments of writing snippets in my notebook because I just can’t help but get these thoughts on paper. The possibilities are wide open, no disappointment that the words fall short of the image in my mind.

Revision is a slow slog though the vomit of words that made it to the manuscript, have been pored over a million times, and still don’t quite meet expectations. If I have to transform another HAD, WAS, THAT into more interesting language, I might just (oh, JUST is another one of those words I’m trying to cut out!) throw my computer through the kitchen slider.

Wait, what am I talking about? I’ve been waiting years to work with an editor on my manuscript to whip it into publishable shape. In that case, I LOVE revising. Too bad I can’t stop thinking about that new story…the one I haven’t even officially started writing yet. I look forward to the day I am sick of that story!

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2 Comments

  • Mirka Breen says:

    Working with a good editor is one of the happy aspects of what we do. I wish you a mind-expanding ride.

  • Kelly Hashway says:

    LOL. I'm working on edits for Touch of Death, so I hear you. But this is what we asked for, right? Take time to enjoy it.

    I think it's funny you have a new idea itching to get down on paper. That happens to me every time I revise on work. I wonder why that is.

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