Why You Should NEVER EVER Hand a Writer a Red Pen

And this is just the FIRST fifty pages

I've Shed Some Tears AND Some Pages

Why Would Anyone Toss a Perfectly Good Manuscript?

Why Would Anyone Toss a Perfectly Good Manuscript?

Hmmmm...I Hope It's At Least Edible!

The good news is that I haven’t found many mistakes. The bad news is, I just can’t stop myself from fiddling…


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6 Responses so far.

  1. Jodi says:

    When I’ve completed my manuscript and done the first two edits, I am then handing it off to my daughter who is far better with grammar than I am.

    Are you being nitpicky, finding mistakes or doubting yourself Donna? The dog wants to know. ;-)

    • Donna says:

      Yeah, I’ve done three edits now, and Nick did a proof, and I have two family members in line to do additional proofs, the more eyes the better….but I wanted to do MY OWN proof.

      Famous last words…I should’ve just left the thing alone.

      The good news is, out of those first fifty, only two minor errors – 1 punctuation, 1 extra word, yet out of those fifty pages, I changed about two to three sentences or words on nearly every page….so I’d say I’m being just a tad nitpicky. LOL! First time novels should be damn near perfect before submitting, and I aim to get as close as possible. :-) Goal is to start submitting mid-July.

  2. jan says:

    Who was it who said “There is no writing, only re-writing”?

    • Donna says:

      That’s great. Just like Yoda, “There is no try, only do.” (or something along those lines…)
      Or was that Mr. Miagi??? Never could get my movies straight. :-)

      Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  3. I am an obsessive self-editor. Every post I put up on my blog is read and re-read about a dozen times. And still errors get through!

    • Donna says:

      LOL! Me too…and I always wonder how they manage to sneak by….? And then again, even if I find none, I STILL go back and fiddle with the post AFTER it’s up…

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