Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #165


Do you have the editing blues? Janalyn Voight, at Author Haven, shares 5 ways to edit.

How do you approach editing once your rough draft is finished?

Have a blessed weekend!

10 comments:

Marja said...

Thanks for this Friday Round-up Susan. My work always needs a lot of editing, first of all because English is not my first language :) and second of all I write like I talk, and that's not always correct :0
I write my non-fiction rough drafts in a flow and later on I add personal stories, humor, love, whatever will make it more readable!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

English may be your second language, but you're quite fluent. :)

Thank for sharing your method with us. My rough drafts include everything, but then I go back and work on the craft aspects - showing versus telling, passive verbs, etc.

Blessings,
Susan

Rhonda Schrock said...

I can't imagine editing a whole book. That would take - well, a whole lotta coffee.

Enjoy that conference, Susan! And speaking of coffee, I'm sharing some tomorrow with your conference room mate! Can't wait.

Waving,

Rhonda

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda -

Oooh, you get to see her before I do! I hope you have fun and lots of good writerly talk. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Karen Lange said...

Right now I don't have the editing blues, it's more like the finishing the current project blues! For some reason they have been more challenging. Onward and upward though, they will not finish themselves! :)

Blessings,
Karen

Nancy said...

I think I used all of the editing points when I did my books. But instead of having a second person look at my whole book at the end, a friend did it chapter by chapter.
I think that with point #1, it would be better to have the whole book checked out at once. Thanks.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Oh dear ... I think I'd make a better editor than one who submits for editing. Thus I'm not having any editing problems right now. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

I'm in that boat preparing for the conference. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

I've usually gone the chapter by chapter route. However, my entire book is currently with a friend, who will critique it.

We'll see how things work out.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sassy -

When it comes to my own work, I have too many blind spots. Thankfully, I have friends who are not afraid to point out my shortcomings.

Blessings,
Susan :)