Thursday, March 11, 2010

This is Nice

Sheela Lambert mentioned The Suicide Year in her bisexual books of 2009 list.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Still Working On the Rewrite

I got my new first chapter back from Kelley at Sterling Editing.

Everything I feared was wrong with it was true. But this is good. I cleaned it up, fixed the time line, and got rid of a bunch of crap I didn't need.

The only thing that bothers me about this is that I know there are problems. I know what the problems are. But somehow, I can't see them until someone points them out. You'd think I'd know by now. Apparently not.

Yet, I still love this process. If you write, and you're serious about it, treat yourself to a good editor. One caveat - you have to be able to listen and never take it personally. If honest critique about your story makes you defensive and angry, don't dump your diva meltdown on some poor editor.