Monday, August 30, 2010

Edits are Done

First and second round of edits on Roped and Ready are now back in the hands of my editor and I can get back to my other books I set aside.

Sometimes it's difficult sometimes to put a book I've been working on aside to work on another one, but I'm learning.

I'm going to apply what I've learned out of these edits to my other books, this way the books will be cleaner when my editor receives them.

I really appreciate my editor because she helps me become a stronger writer with each book.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Editing and Life

Edits for Roped and Ready are almost back into the hands of my editor. Due to a family crisis I had to stop editing and take care of family.

Thankfully everything is okay and it wasn't a serious issue, but it was a scare.

Now I've got to get back to the edits because I hate being late.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Balancing Act Get Tricky

Last week I mentioned that it's a delicate balancing act with writing and working a full time job. There are weeks this balancing act gets tricky.

Last week was that way. Thing went a bit out of control at the day job, so I had to fight each day to make sure I took my lunch time, and did what I need to do around my writing.

With a full-time job, I use my lunch time to write or edit, or whatever is going on that I need to do related to my writing. When I have to fight for my lunch time, it makes me nervous, that is because I'm becoming over extended at the day job.

When this happens, I have to force myself to take a step back and decide what can wait on the day job and what can't. I have to do the same with my writing.

It's not easy to do, I hate to let things slide including this blog, which happened during June and July this year. But I'm working on figuring out a better schedule that works for me. It's not always easy, there are only so many hours in the day.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Edit Time

I received edits for Roped and Ready over the weekend.

While I've been waiting for the edits, I've been working on tow other books. I needed to keep busy while waiting for the edits.

I've done some clean up edits on the other books I want to send my editor once we're through with this one.

One is the secondary characters from Roped and Ready, tentatively called Saddle up. It's been a fun story to write, but has a lot of clean up work to it. My first drafts are mainly dialogue so I have to add a lot during the editing process.

Plus my critique group gave me back edits on another book I've completed, tentatively called His For The Weekend, so I need to clean that one up to be ready for my editor.

A writers job is never done.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August - It' Can't Be

It's August already, it seems like the months are flying by. I have to wonder how many of my yearly goals I've accomplished this year. I won't look, that's part of my process, I write my goals at the beginning of the year and I don't look at them until the end of the year, it's always nice to see how many I've accomplished.

I'm working on a new book the secondary characters from Roped and Ready.

Who knew when I sold my first book last year, that I'd be so busy this year. I've always enjoyed writing, and this year I've been writing more than I ever thought I would while working a full time job.

It's a delicate balancing act.