Writing a blog post here to tell you what I’m going to write in blog posts next week. Why do something so asinine? Because I’m shorter on time than I’d like to be today, and after my previous lapse in blogging, I really wanted to get a post in this week to represent, yo.
What I was going to write about this week (and will now have to next week) was the beginning of my editing process on someone else’s manuscript now that I’ve received my first assignment as freelance developmental editor. I respectfully will refrain from discussing this author’s specific plot and leave it purely to the general suggestions I’ve noted that are likewise duly filed away in me noggin for my own manuscript (and may be useful for yours).
Which brings me to another topic I was going to write about…my manuscript status. Not super interesting at this stage, other than I’ve had it printed and bound as-is to whisk away to the English countryside for another workshop with the Room to Write organization I met in March. This is the first time I’ve seen those words in print, and I’ll be damned if I didn’t catch a typo and sentences begging to be cut on first cracking it open. It’ll never end will it…Ah well, the focus of the workshop is manuscript revision and submission, so it’s just as well that mine is still a work-in-progress.
Which brings me to what I was going to write about next week anyway: the workshop. I promise to share what insights I take away from it (and I can cram an extra scone in my pocket for ya if you’d like).
Ah, and in catching up on some of your blogs, I see that I’m going to fulfill the reqs of receiving the “Honest Scrap” award from Milo James Fowler over at the always-enjoyable In Media Res blog. Thank you, Milo! So now next week in addition to the usual fur balls, I’ll be coughing up 10 random things about myself.
Until then, I owe ya…Happy Weekend, everyone!
November 12th, 2010 at 16:09
I was going to comment but haven’t got time – I’ll have to owe you
November 13th, 2010 at 08:27
Have fun, that sounds like a cool time.
To be honest, opposed to many writers I hear about I do like the revision phase. It usually gives me new inspiration and much better ideas on wording when reading through something that already exists. So hope you will enjoy and can’t wait for all the wisdom you will carry home from that one.
November 13th, 2010 at 20:00
well that’s the cutest I.O.U. I’ve ever seen.
November 15th, 2010 at 16:35
Looking forward to the next post! and yeah, cram a scone in for me :-).
November 17th, 2010 at 12:25
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