I Formed a Habit

I completed my 50,000 words for the NaNoWriMo challenge as seen in my last blog. I was supposed to sleep in this morning. But  I think I”ve formed a habit of waking up at 4 AM! In fact I was up at 3:32 waiting for four o’clock! I’ve read many suggestions to take a break from my draft and maybe I should.

However, the story is still alive and I couldn’t resist. I started the editing process. I’ve re-read the first nine pages and made many corrections, seems I don’t know whether I’m writing in past or present tense.

Well, to be honest I’ve all ways had that problem, but a writer named Gary once said something similar to, “Don’t do that to readers!”So I’m going back and fixing all my little annoyances, and I”m doing it now.

So each morning I’ll complete up to ten pages of editing. I know after a month of literary abandon, as it’s fondly called, I must be insane. But the drive is there and I’ll roll with it.

Speaking about Gary, if your not apart of a writers group I encourage everyone to find one your comfortable with, or like I did, one that gave true criticism. It is a great benefit for writers to have others read their works.

I’ll be here editing away, and searching for the means of which I’ll submit my draft for publishing. That’s a whole other ball game.  I’ll have to think about it, self publish or not?

Oh, and just so to explain the process of editing, I’ve added close to five hundred more words so far. The nuts and bolts was completed with NaNoWriMo, and now I’m bringing more life to my characters. So readers will love them, hate them, feel sorry for them, and yell at them to grow some!

Maybe that talk should stay inside my manuscript, hard to let it go after a month of it! To all who have participated this year…Hooray!

About Ann Simpson
Ann Simpson lives in Falmouth, Virginia near the Civil War Battlegrounds of Historic Fredericksburg. Most of her paranormal writing takes place in the early morning before the family wakes and the spirits rest. She loves to write and read paranormal mysteries, suspense and drama. Book one of the Dark Guests Series, The Genealogist's Guests, was published in October 2013. Ann is currently writing book two, of which she may title, Megan's Heritage, sounds great...I just came up with it. I think I'll keep it!

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