Beauty of Fear-Trailer

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Unbelievable!

I'm done.  I'm done with my book.  I mean there are a couple of little things here and there that I immediately realized I forgot to include but other than that....
 
Now I'm going old school.  Printed it up and am reading through and editing, page by page.  This happens to be much harder than writing.  The temptation to immediately go and fix my softcopy is overwhelming but I am determined not to go back to it or even open it until I am done editing the hardcopy.  The I'll fix it.
 
So my goal now?  A Christmas Ebook release.  It will be my gift to myself and to my family since they've had to put up with me all this time.  What does that mean?  I get off easy for Christmas of course!
 
Throughout the writing of Beauty of Fear. my characters underwent changes in personality I hadn't given any thought to.  Kind of freaked me out when I saw my original written characterizations and the finished product.  I get it now when a writer says their characters came to life.
 
Once I am totally done, I will get started on my next venture.  I already have a sequel in mind for this story-Thinking of calling it the Fear Series.  Plus, a new idea for a YA book/series.   So many thoughts, so little time.
 
So till next time, Ciao...
Proposed Cover

3 comments:

  1. I think old school editing can be very effective. Have you ever tried, if you edit on the PC, switching fonts? Someone told me because it changes it up (like switching from Times to Arial) your brain is more likely to notice mistakes. I also edit backward. I start with the last page of a chapter and work my way back to the first. It interrupts the flow so I don't get pulled into the vision and I question the plot more. Works wonders for me. Happy editing either way!

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  2. Sweet! Thanks for the suggestions…makes sense about the fonts...

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  3. like both those thoughts:) I prefer hard copy editing, A4 first and then I like to see what it looks like on the page, printed on the same size paper and tied together so am reading a book. I pick up more mistakes then as the reading and eye are traveling as they would in reality.

    well done on finishing and have fun with new idea

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