Yesterday I did almost half of the editing on the edited manuscript I got back from my editor/publisher. Today, it’s going much, much more slowly. I keep distracting, looking over at my computer screen, getting up to see to my dog or my cat. And I’m tired. Maybe I just need to pace myself better, or take a break. (smiling)
I keep delighting in the changes that my editor/publisher made to my manuscript, where I can see it made it stronger, my meanings more clear, or where it made me realize I left something out. And then in other places, I edit the changes so that my own writing voice comes through clearly, and so that it sounds right to me. That’s important to me–to have the words sound right, to flow well. To be as good as I can make them. I edit on paper–I find I catch much more that way. I’ll still have to type in all my changes, once I’m done the paper edit.
But I’m still excited about this book coming out, still excited knowing it’ll be out in September! Thank you, everyone who left me such lovely comments, and who emailed me. You’re all wonderful!
Do you ever find your computer distracts you from your work?