Monday 18 July 2022

A few hours ago...

...I finished editing what I started yesterday afternoon.  Gonna give myself tomorrow and Wednesday off for personal reasons, but then get started on editing again on Thursday now that I'm back into the swing of things after just over a week off.

Saturday 9 July 2022

6 down now

I mis-counted yesterday, but I've definitely edited 6 MG manuscripts and the appropriate synopses now, so I'm gonna have the rest of the day off and start again tomorrow.  The first two that I edited have definitely been the best so far and I'm still feeling really proud of them.  I seem to be gaining confidence but losing my creativity now though, which is unfortunate.  I'm not about to give up on them, but I feel more confident querying with the first two right now.

Friday 8 July 2022

Four down now

Just finished editing my fourth MG novel of the week and while it wasn't as good as the first one, especially, it's certainly better than my Toni trilogy was lol  Out of about 100 MSs, I've only felt the need to archive three manuscripts so far, which is pretty good going I reckon.

Today's MS needed a touch more work than the first two, but it's still publishable standard I reckon.

Tomorrow's MS already needs some capitalisation editing, just from the file name and first paragraph of the synopsis so could be a heavy editing day tomorrow, but that's OK, it'll be worth it when I see it on the shelves!

Thursday 7 July 2022

That's my third...

...MG MS edited and the synopsis sorted, so I'm gonna leave it there with my creativity today.

Tuesday 5 July 2022

That's my Toni trilogy officially...

...archived.  I trawled through until chapter 8 and decided that it was best left alone from now on... it's been through too many crits and edits so it's lost all the heart that I poured into the three manuscripts.  I've gotta be brutal and that's the only one (I'm counting the trilogy as one manuscript) that I've felt so negatively about so it's better archived and forgotten about so that I can move onto more worthy manuscripts that stand a better chance of being accepted, published and then read by the intended audience.

Goodbye Toni.

I'm not enjoying...

...editing my first book in my Toni trilogy as much as I thought I would.  The MG books that I edited last week were so much better and I can totally see why the agents I approached with the trilogy rejected it now.  I'm even pondering on letting it wither and wilt and I forget about the whole trilogy 'cos the way it is now is just waaay too boring.  The books I started on in this folder were so much better than this one... it's lost the sparkle and my voice is completely lost in it.  I'll give it until the end of this current chapter and if it hasn't dramatically improved, I'm gonna archive the entire trilogy - I can't expect others to enjoy my words when I'm not enjoying them myself!  It's had too many people giving too much crit advice in the early days and Toni is just words on a page now... there's no emotion or excitement or need to read more.

Sunday 3 July 2022


I've just remembered that I've written a few short stories that need to be edited too, so I'll make a start on those when I get back here too so that I don't get too far out of the creative writing mind-set!

I can sooo do this!

Saturday 2 July 2022

I'm being spoilt with... own writing!  I've just finished editing my third book in 3 days and really enjoyed this one too.  If I'm feeling so positive about books I wrote in 2015-2017 then the more modern ones will hopefully be even better!

I'm gonna give myself the rest of today and all of tomorrow off from editing then get cracking on my Toni trilogy on Monday.

This is gonna be my year!


...I'm 89 pages into a 337 page manuscript and I'm already having to swallow tears.  These are considerably better manuscripts than I'd ever given myself credit for.  In my book reviews, I can always tell a good book by how much emotion it stirs up inside me... I can already tell that I'll be in tears soon with this book, so it's the third book in as many days that I'm proud of which is an awesome feeling and is doing wonders for my confidence.

Friday 1 July 2022

Another manuscript that...

...needed very little editing and I honestly enjoyed reading, so that's two manuscripts in two days that I'm already feeling proud of.

Tomorrow is gonna be the 4th edit of "Don't Bother!" by the looks of things, then I'm giving myself the day off on Sunday and then I'll get cracking on my Toni trilogy next week so that I can do one a day without forgetting what I've already written about.

Decision made about yesterday's editing

I decided for definite this morning that it's a MG MS so I've changed the age from 16 to 14 and edited the bit about making Dad a grandad so early and I'm a lot happier with it now.

Gonna edit "That's Magic!" today.