ROW80 Update June 15 – Editing sucks

Goals:

  1. Spend at least half an hour every day on writing or editing, an hour on weekends
  2. Finish planning the rewrites of my three works in progress
  3. Post to my blog on the ROW80 update days (Sunday and Wednesday)
  4. Read at least one of my books on writing every week

I’m almost done with my first pass of editing my bizarro short story. It wasn’t easy. I did manage to strip out about 400 words, but that is still almost 500 words over the submission guideline. They said that they will accept longer works, but they won’t pay for the extra words.  I’ll probably run through it again before submitting to see if I can trim it down some more.

I am still thinking about posting my Dragons at Dawn trilogy as regular posts on this blog, but I don’t want to just throw the first draft at people. You would read it and think “This sucks! I can’t believe this guy thinks he is a writer! I’m never going to buy anything from this guy!”

So I am going to try to write enough of the story to have a good idea of where I am going with it and then run it through some edits before posting anything. I am thinking that it may also be better to post monthly instead of weekly, to give me more time to write and edit. I’ll keep you posted.

Check back on Sunday for more!

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2 responses to “ROW80 Update June 15 – Editing sucks

  1. I sometimes throw excerpts of my WIPs out there in my writing blog, but I must admit that I’ve tweaked and polished them a bit. Which is not to say that they will be the final version.

    My writing blog: http://snowsjournal.wordpress.com/

  2. I think you are on the right track with editing and tweaking them before putting them up. Even with disclaimers, people get the wrong idea and then it’s out there to be copied and pasted and passed around the internet for forever. I like the once a month idea – with all the instant gratification out there, we have to keep the YOU HAVE TO WAIT idea instilled in any way we can lol!

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