Three quarters of Corrections Complete
Last night I finished with section two of my edits on Out of the Blue from the editor. Bringing about 46,000 words into a better world. Section three currently has another 13,800 words that I will drag out of the muck with the corrections and suggestions sent from my editor.
In addition to her critique I have been using the notecards system and making a new card for every setting, person, and day. I snuck in a miscellaneous pile as well for things that just don’t fit in the other three categories. I write descriptions and important info as I read it in the story on the card. If I find a card has only a scarce amount of scribbles on it I go back and add some description about the item on the card. Keeping in mind to be precise and brief in an attempt to show and not tell. I did this with the first section I sent my editor and she liked the changes I made using this method. (Hallelujah I found something that works for me!) She wasn’t a big fan of some of my other attempts. Lol!
This is my first book and I’m just learning what works and doesn’t. I’ll read through the section once more before I send it to her after I go through the cards. Just doubling checking weak points the cards point out. Then its on to those last 13,800 words.