Editing is a pain

Now don’t get me wrong, I know editing is important, but it’s still a pain. I’ve finished editing the first/secondish draft of Woman of Fire, Man of Ice and now I have to type up those changes. Why would I need to do such a tedious thing, you ask? Because I was editing a hard copy. I was like “oh yeah, that will make things easier for me, I’ll just print it all out“. Wrong. So wrong.

I edited the whole novel in a maybe ten hours (total) but it’s taken me a few hours just to retype the corrections in the prologue and chapter one. It is a pain in my bum and I wish I had a little writer slave to do it for me. It’s going to take forever.

However, here is an excerpt from what I have written so far:

Hardly, Johara. You’re lucky we even let you attend the balls. You should be cleaning up after them.” Johara turned to see the sneer on her sister’s face. She stuck her tongue out at her. “See? Acting like a dirty peasant. What are you whining about this time? Another man attack you? If you just let them you’d be married and out of our hair already.”

 

Okay so it’s not much of an excerpt, I lied. In my defense I have an exam coming up with questions such as “4. Differentiate oligodendrocytes from Schwann cells.” (which I don’t yet have an answer to, sorry for the people Googling that question and ending up here) but I just wanted to post an update on Woman of Fire, Man of Ice.

That is such a long title. I want to refer to it as wofmoi but that is just silly. Still the best I got.

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2 thoughts on “Editing is a pain

  1. Hi, thanks for following my blog 🙂 Your excerpt is intriguing. I’ve never printed out a full hard copy before, but I’ve considered it. It sounds like such a chore. I think I’ll stick to my occasional printed out chapter until I’ve done a few revisions.

    ~Melissa

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    • Printing it out was the BIGGEST pain. I made the font size 8 and minimized the margins to save paper, then when it came time for me to print it out I started running out of ink so I had to cancel the current print job and then print the rest after I changed the font color to dark green, then dark red, then blue, and then the page numbers got messed up and I had to go through and sort them all out…. I don’t think I’ll be doing it again :p

      -Bethany

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