Thursday, February 02, 2006

Venus' Slipper edits!!!


OK, I have to do my edits for Venus' Slipper today. Yippee!!! I am pretty excited by the thought of getting this first book finished!!!
But I started reading through the chapters last night and could not fall in love with my own work. If it were up to me I'd tinker with the words forever and never get it finished.

I'm wondering if anybody ever knows their book is done??

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  1. Nope - the only one that I've written I have to totally re-write, so no. Just like actors who have said that they can't watch themselves on the screen because they want to change things, I think the majority of writers would feel the same way.

    Have fun with the edits *gg*

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  2. Okay, I'm de-lurking today. Came over from Eve's site.

    I have one SS that has gone thru about 10 different incarnations in as many yrs. I have yet to submit it anywhere, and the last time I read it I liked the very 1st version better than any of the others. Aaacckkk!! On the other hand, I think the story wants to be a book, and all these versions were getting me ready to work on that. Hmmm...

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  3. I like to edit. And re-edit. Let it sit. Edit some more. Fiddle here. Then there. It could last forever and it would if I let it. So I don't.

    Have fun with yours, Toni. So happy for you! :D

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  4. I don't think they're ever done, but there has to come a time when you say, "enough" and let it go out into the world. :-)

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  5. Bebo--get that book out there :)

    Eve--I can't imagine seeing my face on the big screen--shudder!!

    Meretta--thanks :)

    Melissa, you're right. Send them off and then move onto the next thing!! PS. I agree about Eric :D

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  6. toni - workin' on that over here, ma'am...!

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  7. Good job soldier :D
    Now I feel like Buzz Lightyear *ggg*

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  8. At work, surrounded by books and I'm bored!!! How's the edits going?

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  9. Nope. The day my agent requested a full submission, I was still making changes. I made more before she sent it out to publishers. And I'll no doubt make more as soon as my editor gives me the chance.

    Don't worry about getting it "done." Just do the absolute best with it that you can. Then let it go.

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  10. I think I have. But even though I've gone through it, picked up a few typos and done the requests from my editor, I still feel I could improve it. I think I need to give a few things a skim tomorrow and then bite the bullet :O and send it back!!

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  11. I think what's worse is you think you are done, put it away then come back to it and discover it wasn't done. This is particularly annoying when the manuscript has been shipped off to an editor! :-(

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