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Thursday, March 15, 2012

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I have now edited 21 out of 37 chapters in Evergreen: A Fallen Star and man do I love/hate this book. There has been so much re-writing and shortening and taking away of fluffy, pointless, good-for-nothing sentences, scenes, moments and the like. I cannot believe I thought the book was so much as 'good enough' not to mention 'publishable' in September last year, and I'm so glad I've decided to look over it again.

With more than half the chapters edited, and important plot and character development dead ahead, I can't say that I'm not excited to edit more, more and more. It's gotten to the point where I'm editing when I should be studying. No, that's a lie; it was already at that point. Maybe it's because I'm thinking about it more that I deceived myself into thinking otherwise. Either way, I'm too keen for life right now and I cannot wait for people to be reading it and giving me feedback.

I wonder if there are a few people I actually personally know who would be interested in giving Evergreen: A Fallen Star a read. I already gave last draft to one of my teachers (kudos to Mr Gorton), but I've ordered him to delete the file after I got to about chapter 12 of editing. And my beautiful friend Rachelle has also offered to read it, but once again, she has the old draft, which I have told her she shouldn't bother with. I'll definitely have to ask!

- Bonnee.

8 comments:

  1. Keep at it! I know it's tough to stay motivated but think of how much better is is now than before.

    Have you tried 'The Critique Circle'? http://www.critiquecircle.com

    This is where I got my true start with critique partners and feedback. I still moderate there as well. :)

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    1. Thanks for the link, I'll definitely check it out :) And thanks for your comment too, it's much appreciated.

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  2. Thank you for your comment ! Your blog looks nice ! :)
    xx.
    Morgane
    http://lenuageducookie.com

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    1. You're welcome hun, and thank you very much! :D

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  3. Bonnee, if you'd like, I can have one of our editors read it. Just send it along to editor@whitecatpublications.com and I'll take care of it.

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    1. Oh wow, thank you so much! It might take a while as I want to finish editing for myself, but I'll definitely take you up on that offer! :D

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  4. Aloha Bonnee,

    Found you via CO's blog - and your rainbow struck a chord... it's still St. Patrick's Day in Hawaii for another sixty-one minutes:)

    Good luck with the editing and can I offer one piece of advice?

    Lose the "hopefully" in your heading - for two reasons - it's an adverb (and we *hate* adverbs) and what's wrong with saying "from an amateur author to a published author."

    Just saying :)

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    1. Well Happy St Patrick's day to you then Mark :) And you raise a valid point about being 'hopeful'; I guess that's the pessimistic side of me showing through.
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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