Fingers Editing Wildly To A Dream – (Novel Update!)

In my last post, Why Ride Roller Coasters When Writing Gives You The Same Thrills?, I talked about where I was in the publishing process with my novel Letters to Chyna. I was also days away from meeting with a literary agent. Well, on Tuesday we met and I thoroughly enjoyed my first sit down with someone who has the potential to help me get my book to market.

It was very thrilling hearing a professional opinion about my work. I found myself wishing I had brought a micro-recorder so I could have captured her words of praise, but I think my memory will do just fine. She liked my voice and the story and thinks it has great potential! Nothing makes a writer do cartwheels more than someone telling them that they enjoyed reading their work! Writers live for that kind of feedback and when readers quote specific scenes and talk about your characters as if they are as real for them as they were for you when you wrote them, golden!

Sounds like heaven doesn’t it? Well, we’re not quite past the clouds yet. I have some homework to do. Along with the great feedback were suggestions on how I can make the work even stronger and they were not things that I disagreed with. So guess what? I’m now entering into a revision and editing stage for the next few months. Then when I’m done, I’m resubmitting my manuscript for a re-read. After that, when my re-worked work passes muster, then…

I will be writing another update and bringing you along for the ride! A writer’s work is never done!

More to come!

QUESTION: If you have been asked to edit or re-write sections of your manuscript, how did you approach the task? Share in the comments!

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Comments (6 Responses)

  1. Leah says:

    Oh Tameka, all this is so exciting! Now you have some guidance, which if it’s good guidance will enhance your enthusiasm for the edit. You are on your way! This is thrilling. I never got to chat with an agent. LOL! But I did hire a good editor who made some suggestions which a happily followed. Keep on writing mama…you are closer than ever to publication!

  2. Thanks Leah! Your publishing journey definitely inspires me to keep on pushing! I appreciate you! Hugs!

  3. Tameka, you are nigh on to heaven on this side of it as any of us could ever be! There is nothing better for us, as writers, to be forced to look with discernment and clarity at our own creations. I have had the double blessing of a hired editor and the editors at the publishers. Certainly caught things I did not, and I am so grateful for it!
    Spread those wings and fly, my dear, as I know that you will follow the path God is so generously paving for you!
    Blessings, and can’t wait to read your work!

  4. You’re so right Martha! Thanks so much. It takes a village to build a book! Bless you!

  5. rimly says:

    So glad to hear this, Tameka. I am sure your re-worked work will surely pass the muster. God bless you.

  6. Thanks so much Rimly! Blessings to you too!

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