July 29, 2016

Editing: Like Self-Imposed Amputation

Apology time! It feels like FOREVER since I last penned a blog post (even though it really wasn’t THAT long ago)… but I have a good excuse, I promise!! You see, I’ve been systematically cutting off my limbs. At least metaphorically. And by that I mean, I’ve been doing a MASSIVE overhaul of a manuscript…

July 12, 2014

Editing Complete – YAY!

It’s 12:52 AM and I’ve just finished ‘officially’ editing my debut YA novel, Akarnae. I mean, sure, I’ve edited it (and re-edited it) heaps before, but I worked with an actual editor this time, one who gave (seriously cool) professional feedback. I’ve never had an editor before, but can I just say here, they’re awesome. Or, mine is, at…

May 20, 2014

Exciting Editor Update

Guess what? Guess what? Guess what! So, I can’t remember if I’ve updated the latest on my publishing journey – but basically my book is currently in the hands of my editor (I love saying that!) and she’s going to give her preliminary comments to my publishers, Pantera Press, around the first week of June….

March 29, 2014

Editing Done!

It’s just after 2 o’clock in the morning and I’ve (finally) just finished editing the second book in my YA fantasy series. YAY! A normal person would have gone to bed at a much more reasonable hour, but when I’m writing or editing, I tend to lose all sense of time. …*shrugs* … It’s a gift. (Not). I…

March 10, 2014

Strangely Addicted To Editing

So, I’ve just sent my first round of revisions off to my new publishers (I love saying those last three words!). It was really fascinating to go through my manuscript and make the changes they requested because as I made the revisions, other thoughts came to mind. Things like, if my MC is in another…