The editing process…
Posted On May 30, 2012
Great googly moogly! I’m getting married in three days. I’m. Getting. Married. In. Three. Days. I’m getting married in three days! Words do not do much to express to you the true extent of my excitement at this point because I don’t know if I’m capable of explaining just how happy I am. Yeah, its ooey gooey sentiment, but this is my blog and damnit, I’m getting married.
You may have detected a theme there. Marriage…excitement…yeah. That’s making it more than a little difficult to get actual, real work done here, though I have been making honest efforts. I’ve got a short story due to Glenn who’s chomping at the bit to get the next volume of Edge of December up on the Amazon marketplace. I can’t blame him. Poor man, I haven’t even talked to him in two weeks or so. Still, I’m in the middle of my initial edits, which is where I print out my story, and then poor red ink over the entire thing.
Normally, I’m a huge proponent of doing things on the iPad, but this is just so much easier and quicker. I’ve tried doing this initial editing pass on GoodReader (which is awesome) and another couple apps that allow you to annotate pdfs, but they tend to slow the whole process down. I’ve found its also invaluable to have a hard copy to reference when you’re going through and fixing the unlimited number of things that went wrong with your first draft.
God willing, this will be done with before Friday, and I’ll have a bit to work on while I’m in Hawaii! One of the things I like to do when I’m on vacation is write in interesting locations and I plan to do a little bit while I’m on the beach. Probably in the evening before it gets too cold but while the sun doesn’t interfere with my iPad screen. Hmmm… Though getting sand in my keyboard doesn’t sound like too much fun. Either way, some writing will happen in Hawaii. Probably. Maybe. Tell you what, I’ll play it by ear. For now, though, I’m off to do some more wedding stuff.