Saturday, November 10, 2012

SKIPPING A FEW STEPS

I had written up an editing strategy for my second book, but I must now admit that I deviated from it and printed out my manuscript regardless. I could not make anymore changes on the computer. My eyes were starting to hurt and I was overlooking obvious mistakes. So, I printed the manuscript a lot earlier than planned, after all, I already fixed most of the obvious mistakes. I am sure editing will be a lot easier with this method, though, I do feel guilty for using so much paper. But it had to be done.

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  1. I think printing it out definitely makes a difference. Activates a different part of the brain or something (I am not a scientist).

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  2. I know the feeling! There's something about looking at the words on printed paper versus the computer that is so much more effective.

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  3. Mooderino - You definitely know what you are talking about, because the editing process is going so much easier with the printed chapters.

    Liz - You are so right. I am seeing the words so much differently and clearer than I did before.

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  4. I think you'll find the printed word alot easier to edit. I tend to find mistakes that were overlooked on the computer screen. Maybe it's reading the story from a different perspective, I'm not sure, but it really does make a difference.

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  5. Andrea - I definitely agree with you. I find it so much easier to edit and reading on the computer just drove me crazy.

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  6. Hi, I came to our blog via David Powers. I'm like you: I can read print-outs and catch errors on them more clearly than I can online. Good luck on your new rewrite.

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  7. Elizabeth - It is very nice to meet you. I agree, printing out the manuscript is definitely my new strategy, as it just works out so much better for me. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  8. Thanks for commenting on my blog re: my husband's photo contest.

    PS: I'm following your blog now.

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  9. Elizabeth - You are so very welcome! Thank you so much!

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