I really hope to get my book published one day. How else can I get all my other books published? Anyway, I had been working on revising it at the beginning of the year, but some freelance web work has pushed that back onto the shelf.
I have been contemplating transitioning from web design into a full-time creative career, which includes my comic and writing. Although I don’t think this website is popular enough yet, that is my eventual goal. Oh how wonderful it would be to be free from the daily grind.
Alas, one day. One day.
I think I’ve come a long way. I have highlighted many of the problems in my manuscript and created a sort of rough guideline on what I need to do. Many of the later chapters needed expanding; two could actually be moved up in the story; and certain details can be simplified/refined. Also, in light of the changes in my personal tastes/style, I’ve decided to in fact rewrite most of the story, starting from the first sentence.
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As I re-read my manuscript, chapter by chapter, I feel the urge to completely re-write it growing. A year’s worth of experiences seemed to have changed my taste in prose tremendously and with each paragraph I realize I can do better.
Continue reading “Manuscript Revision Journal, entry 3”
After a brief break for the holidays I’ve returned to revising my manuscript. I finished chapter 1 and am on to the second. So far I am pleasantly surprised, most of what I’ve written has stood up after a year’s time. For the most part the text needs very little changing, just minor adjustments and flaws I now notice. I’m sure that will change once I get into the bulk of the work.
Continue reading “Manuscript Revision Journal, part 2”
I decided several days ago to cut out a block of time each day to devote to revising my manuscript. So instead of my usual lunch break, I went to Starbucks, bought a coffee and sat by myself at a table. Huddled around my work laptop (don’t tell) I re-read a printed out copy of Chapter 1, making notes and changes.
Continue reading “Manuscript Revision Journal, part 1”