My Weekly Update – Edits, Please.

I’m a Minnion

A to Z Challenge #195

Thanks to Nicole from The Madlab Post for choosing me to be one of her minions.

I am on a staff with Sheila Siler, Tami Van Zalez and M.J. Joachim. A talented, smart and fun group to be a part of and we will do Nicole proud.

Have you signed up for the A to Z Challenge?  For more information, read this.
Still trying to figure out a theme, read this.

Third Week Of Edits

In order to stay up to date on my edits, I have a number of accountabilities (that’s a word) in place.

  1. the writers dojo – As a part of NiNoReMo group, I have set a goal to edit 12 chapters in the month of March.  Ali cross and the rest of the group are super supportive and I don’t want to let them down.
  2. Beta readers – I am sending chapters to my beta readers as soon as I finish editing them and it’s a good sign when my beta’s are calling me to send more chapters. They are breathless with anticipation (anyone know where that quote comes from?).  And, one of my beta’s said, I can’t wait to see if the main characters get together, but she picked the wrong two main characters, so she is going to be in for a surprise. That’s what I hope every reading my book when they read it. I suck them in and then turn the tables on it.  hahahahaha(evil laugh).
  3. DFW Writer’s Conference – I want my beta’s to finish reading so I can have all edits done and ready to go for the conference in May.  All those agents out there are just waiting to read my manuscript. 😉

Do you work better when you’re held accountable or are you one of those internally motivated people (hate envy proud of those people)?  

Post to Ponder – Edit Edition

Chapter Edits – A Quick Overview by Raewyn Hewitt – If you’re new to editing and not sure where to start, follow these steps. It will get you far. 
Four Situations When We Should Tell Rather than Show by Marcy Kennedy – I know this sounds blasphemous, but read it. It makes so much sense. 
Close Edits: What I Look Out For by Tara Tyler – Great list of edits to look for. 

My Favorite Blog of the Week

Rejection Love Letters – John Tompkins is a writer who has turn rejection into triumph. Ok, maybe not triumph, but he certainly has the right attitude.  I have been LOL’ing over his sight all week.  He turns his rejection letters into love letter.
New Followers
Jenny Keller Ford
Billy Dawson
Carissa Taylor
Leo Rex
Crafted in Carhartt
Rick Mallery
 
Next Week’s Schedule
Tuesday – Tattoo Tuesday – calling all tattoo’ed writers
Wednesday – SQM Silver Lining Playbook
Friday – The Only Exception Blog Tour
Sunday – My Weekly Update

9 thoughts on “My Weekly Update – Edits, Please.

  1. Ugh. Edits. That’s a word I love and hate. Betas wanting more is the best thing ever.

    I’m so excited to see you in May! I’ll be coming in on Thursday, when do you get there?

    1. Hey Tameri, I live in north Texas about 40 minutes from the conference. I’ve been debating whether to get a hotel room closer, but probably not. I can’t wait to meet you.

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