Thursday, October 8, 2015

#IWSG #2015OctoberFrightBlogHop




Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!



The IWSG Anthology Contest is open until November 1. For details – http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/2015/09/iwsg-post-day-and-special-anniversary.html
You MUST post for either October or September to be considered for the anthology!
Our co-hosts for October are:
TB Markinson https://tbmarkinson.wordpress.com/   
Tamara Narayan  http://www.tamaranarayan.com/    
Eva E. Solar   http://lilicasplace.com/   
Shannon Lawrence   http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/   
Stephanie Faris  http://stephie5741.blogspot.com/   


After re-editing my books, I still find imperfections. Even after another editor reads over the manuscript, typos and missed little words drive me crazy.

Sometimes I can rewrite a paragraph and a sentence so many different ways, hoping to find what makes me happy. When do you say enough is enough?

I know we've been through this before, but this problem still plagues me. 
Some day I'll LET IT GO~~~~~




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35 comments:

  1. I'm the same exact way with my artwork. I always seem to find something new to tweak! Sorry you've been struggling with that when it comes to your writing...

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  2. I just visited another author who asked the same question. I once had a teacher who said, "A work is never finished. There are only deadlines."

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  3. This seems to be a theme this month as two other blogs I visited mentioned the same insecurity. I will probably be posting this next month after I get my edits!

    Here's my October IWSG Post

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  4. Yeah, isn't that the question we all ask? That's why having a publisher, even a small one, is a good thing. They say it's done and you just have to believe it.

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  5. Typos, the bane of every writer and editor. No matter how many times different people go over a work, there will be at least one typo that lives on. For me, if I'm at the point where I'm changing a word here, or a sentence there, then it's time to let the manuscript go forth and be published. Of course, this is after other people have had their input/edits too. :)

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  6. When I got to go back and re-edit my first book, it was scary. I knew there would be mistakes and better ways to word things. That's what happens when we grow as writers.

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  7. It's hard to know when something is complete, especially if you keep finding little things to change. Hopefully at some point it will just feel right.

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    1. I hope so. Sometimes it just never feels right.

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  8. I think we are definitely our own worst critics. Your books are always so well done that I have no doubt you will know when this current work is done too.

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  9. It's tough to let it go, but I eventually reach a "I can't stand it anymore" point with revision. I know that's probably not the best time to let go, so I usually wait a few weeks and then let it go. Happy writing and revising!

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    1. I'm like you Tyrean. I can't stand it anymore sounds about right.

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  10. I could edit forever, but there usually does come a point where I have to 'let it go' for my sanity. Of course, once it's published I find many things I want to change!

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  11. I think we will always find ways to improve. If we don't, we do ourselves a disservice by thinking what we wrote is perfect. I think I read somewhere that a page is perfect until the first word is typed.

    I hope you find a moment where you're happy with your words! (And thanks for getting a song stuck in my head. :P)

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  12. Ooh, got to love a good scary blog hop! And yes, those pesky imperfections do plague us. At some point, we really do need to let them go so we can move forward.

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  13. Yes! It's incredibly frustrating to be able to write a line (or para) 50 different ways and not be sure which is the best. After a while they all blur together. Then, when I choose one, I read the chapter the next day from the beginning and it seems all wrong. Cue more experimenting and re-writing. Argh!

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  14. Oh, I know what you mean. It's so annoying when you've read a paragraph or chapter over and over and you think it's perfect, and then you look at it later and find something wrong with it. Sometimes I think editing never ends.

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    1. It really doesn't. You or I need to just say ~ enough!!!

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  15. Loving the blog-hop. Got most of my entries in for today. :) Halloween is becoming one of my favorite times of year. Editing is brutal. 'Nuff said. Have a great day! Hugs. Eva

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  16. I did a group school visit recently where the students asked us if we reread our books. We all three said an adamant, "NO!" Mostly because by the time it's on shelves, we're sick of reading it but also because we'd just find errors and we'd want to fix them!

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  17. Can't let perfectionism get the better of you.

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  18. Gah, true. I don't see myself reading my books once they're published, but who knows? I read the short stories when they come out in a collection/magazine. It's frustrating when I want to re-word something (my biggest issue with reading them).

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  19. I have the same problem! I think typos and missed words BREED when we are not working on our manuscripts.... Because even after over a hundred edits and rewrites, I still find them...

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