Well, after my griping yesterday about not getting past the first page in my latest edit, fortuitous circumstances gave me just the right push.
You see, I had printed off the manuscript in hopes that having it on paper, rather than on the computer, would help get the process going. And it did, but not exactly how I expected.
When I pulled it out to work on it, I realized that, for whatever reason, page 1 hadn’t printed.
Which meant that I couldn’t get stuck on the first page.
And just like that, I had twelve pages covered in red ink. Magic!
Isn’t it funny how the world sometimes aligns just right? I guess all I needed was to get that first sentence out of sight, and then I could get rolling on the rest of it.
Scout even helped me mark it up this morning, when I so wisely left the stack of papers and red pen within her reach. She’s a helpful child.
I’m off to do a little more editing now, but I’ll be back tomorrow with the three-quotes-three-days challenge! Happy Thursday!
Haha! Oh, Scout. What a character. I’m sure she’s going to be a writer just like her mommy.
I love your trick!! I’ll have to try that some time. I think it will help me, as well.
It was so funny, because it was so perfect and so unplanned. But definitely effective. 🙂
On one of my editing trips through my first manuscript, I started at the last chapter and worked back to the beginning.
That sounds awesome! I’ll have to try that next time.