Backing Up & Editing

After a busy summer today is my first day back at ‘work’ and so far so good the procrastinating is going well!

During the summer months I meant to edit the rewrite of Blood Moon but never got round to it plus my laptop died. Apparently five years old in the computer world is elderly! Fortunately I had all my writing saved to a memory stick which is only something I started doing this year, thank goodness. Always back-up at the end of every writing day!

I haven’t managed to hook an agent yet and since my last post where I wrote about having the Blood Rain manuscript requested I’ve had a couple of standard rejections plus three more very positive rejections. When the agent has strayed away from the standard rejection they have commented that although it’s not for them (staying positive it will be for one agent!) they enjoyed it and it stands out from the majority of submissions they receive.  I put that down to having Blood Rain professionally edited. I ‘met’ my editor Debz Hobbs-Wyatt when she edited my short story Trojan for On This Day anthology and she was my first thought for editing my novel. She is having a very well deserved successful year and her first novel While No One Was Watching will be published next month! Check out her blog for what an editor does and excellent writing tips!

Before I get back to editing, I shall procrastinate a little more and share that it’s been a fruitful year in my garden with tomatoes, cucumbers, french beans, apples and plums. Here’s my shed hiding in the foliage.

My shed

My cute shed

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4 thoughts on “Backing Up & Editing

  1. I think it’s a great novel and you are getting ‘good’ rejections by the sound of it. So I guess you just have to keep going! You will get there … thanks for the lovely mention 🙂

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    • Thanks Debz! 🙂 It sounds funny to say they’re ‘good’ rejections but they are! I’m staying positive and keeping going!
      My pleasure. You’ve made all the difference to my writing, can’t recommend your editing services enough and at reasonable prices too! Good luck with the book launch, it’s all very exciting! I’m looking forward to purchasing my copy.

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