Thursday, February 18, 2010


Okay, this morning I've been trying to become friendly with this "blog" thing. I admit I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, especially when it comes to omputers. BUT I'll give myself this, I've managed to at least put a snowy photo in the heading box. Tried to put my book cover, THREE MOONS OVER SEDONA in the heading, unfortunately, it turned out gigantic. So, back to the learning curve.

Anyway, today, I'm editing clear through to the Epilogue on ISLAND PASSAGE. Then, I'll start again at Chapter One, line editing with a ruler to the end, searching for those little errors, or rearranging sentences like some people constantly rearrange their furniture. My biggest fear is that errors will show up in the finished book, mistakes that seem to crawl out of the wordwork like slum cockroaches whenever I go through the proofing process. This is the point in my creativity where I start denying myself a little credit for how far I've come with the book and usually end up spouting things like: I THOUGHT I CORRECTED THAT!  HOW DID I LEAVE THAT WORD OUT? HOW DID THAT LINE JUMP DOWN ANOTHER LINE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SENTENCE? Ah shucks, I'm only human. I'll cut myself some slack. Besides, I love my story,  I love writing, I love my characters. AND most of all, I  love when readers fall in love with my characters and feel a kinship with them.  Besides, I love coming to the end of a book and knowing I have a new beginning ready to hop onto page one!!


  1. I understand completely! My first novel, LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE, has been edited and revised and proofread to within an inch of its life -- by me, my mother and sister, my critique partner, my agent, my editor, the copy editor, and the proofreader, some of those people more than once, and the bound galley will be out next month -- and I found another mistake in it just this morning. *groan*

    Good luck with your revisions!

  2. Thank you Sarah, I was thrilled this morning when I found you on my blog. I peeked on line and found a photo of your book cover! Wow! I have a queston: Do you belong to the West Virginia writers' group? I have a friend who belongs. I was talking to her this morning, and I mentioned your name. Sarah, I'm hoping we will have many more blogs in the future. Sincerely, Sherry

  3. I LOVE THE NEW PAGE. You've worked hard on this and it shows. Beautiful.