It has been a busy couple of weeks, with school returning and a new work routine for me. It takes me a couple of weeks to really get into a new routine and finding time to do other things like writing, assignments and most importantly, time for me. Oh, and its whitebaiting season now too, so have had to help mend the net 🙂
I have finished editing The Gamble, and as previously blogged, I have some serious work to do on this, but I am happy with the new ideas.
I have a blog set up for critiquing, which is a closed blog, only those I invite are able to see the work and comment on it.
I am working on a new story idea – the Steampunk story just doesn’t seem to be coming together, but I found a submission call which had a cover as the inspiration, so I am in the process of planning this. By the end of the month, I should have this finished because I want to start writing it next month.
Now, I am editing The Cursed Love, and have forwarded through the prologue to a Maori friend for translation of some of it. I have had plenty of time over the weekend to do this, but I was procrastinating… I guess I love the story and I am scared I will find it is crappy or something. It really shouldn’t be that bad. There are no plot holes as far as I could see, so just need to pull my finger out. I have done the first three chapters, so twelve left to go (I think).
Anyway, I found an interesting blog post over the weekend – 25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy by The Write Life. It is definitely well worth reading and printing out.