26 March 2010

Two chapters down

Working with my editor a chapter at a time.  After a slight delay on my part, the first two are done.  So far, I am very impressed with his work, and look forward to continuing on with this process. 

Oddly, I'm actually having fun with the editing process, now.  With somebody else directing it, most of the tedium and frustration is on somebody else, for which I am eternally grateful.

13 March 2010


I hate this word.  I've just decided this today.

It's a redundant word.  Not in a 'other words mean the same thing' sort of way; every word in every language could arguably qualify for that.

It's redundant in that saying something is remarkable makes it remarkable.  You are remarking on it.  Therefore there is no need to say it's remarkable.

I hate it, and will no longer use it.

03 March 2010


As mentioned, I was in the hunt for an editor.  I met with a young man from Kensington a few weeks ago, and I was impressed.  We agreed on a method of feedback, and a fee, and have begun working together.  On Friday, I received the first chapter, with his notes and suggested revisions, and I have to say that I am glad I went with him.  He's good, and I can see this working quite well.

I've just sent him the first chapter again, with my own comments on some of the suggestions he made, though I've incorporated most of them into the text, there were a few that I kept as is.

I'm excited to hear what he has to say about it, and we'll keep moving forward through the manuscript.