Oh yeah, beginning the editing process on my newest novel…

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One of the things I am going to do while I am in the Bay Area vising my mom, is to start editing my newest novel: The Seven Kingdoms. (You can read a large portion of it, unedited, under the button in my top bar with the same name, and if you are interested in helping me edit it, let me know… I can’t afford to pay you, but I would send you a signed copy of the book when it is published, and do some awesome blog posts for you, as well as naming a character after you in my next book!)…

There are so many characters doing so many things in so many places, that I not only need to look for typos and bad spelling and punctuation, but make sure that I didn’t send somebody somewhere in one chapter just to have them pop up in the wrong place later.

This is why I describe writing novels thusly: All you have to do is take a few thousand mile-long strings… (plot threads)… and hold them neatly by one end in a bundle. Then, you give the other end of each of those thousands of strands to a squirrel that is on crack, and send him into the forest. Now, all you have to do is walk around the forest to the other side, and find the ends of each of those strings, so you can form them into a neat bundle once again.


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2 Responses to Oh yeah, beginning the editing process on my newest novel…

  1. Anonymous says:

    I know someone who has just finished an English literature degree who wants to be an editor! If you send me an email address I will pass it on but can we up the ante to two characters and two signed books? 🌹

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