welcome to my blog

welcome to my blog

i'm Michelle Gregory, a 55-year-old wife, mom, Jesus-follower, beginning French learner, and Arizona native who moved to Montana 6 years ago (yeah--that was a huge change). i collect way too many craft supplies (and occasionally use them), spend way too much time on Instagram and Facebook, obsessively check my email, and own 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 very large black cat. i've been working on the sequel to my one fantasy novel for 9 years (don't you feel better now?). i haven't done anything here for a long time, but maybe jumping back into blogging will get the writer side of my brain humming again.

all of that may be more than you wanted to know, but anyway...

August 2, 2010

the joys of editing part 2, or fighting temptation

i knew it would happen. i knew if i went through Eldala and found the editing mistakes that i would be tempted to fix the writing mistakes. i'm still debating fixing those "said" errors, but i think those will be easy. and the hyphen fixes are done for the most part. i'm changing the em dashes and might even change the spacing of the--interrupted thought--dashes.

of course, i found at least one scene where i could have given the information in a later dialogue. i'm sure i'll find more. and i'm sure there are places where i told instead of showing.

i will fight the temptation. to give in and make major changes would 1- change the flavor of the story that readers already love, 2- cause me to have to buy a new ISBN, and 3- it would give me no benchmark to show that my writing has improved.

1 comment:

Tessa Conte said...

Great to have you on not one, but TWO of my bloghops! Yay! *does little victory dance*