Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." Albert Einstein

Love that quote...especially coming from Einstein!

Working on the first round of revisions of the Love By Design. In the first round I'm looking for inconsistencies and places where I put 'zzzzzzzzzzzz' which means I couldn't think of anything at the time but wanted to push forward. At page 92 right now. Going back and forth from file on laptop and the file I loaded onto to my Kindle.

I found it helpful to read it on the Kindle. Why?
1. Reading it in a different format helps me spot errors
2. I can use the highlight to mark those errors and I can make notes to myself on changes I want to make.

While I'm revising I have a file open for my synopsis and as I come along major events I note them in the so when I go back to write it I have everything there that I need.

After it's done I'll print out the whole manuscript and put it aside for 2 weeks - maybe a month then In the second and final round I look for flow of sentences, spelling, and grammar (LOL) - who am I kidding I hate grammar but I do the best that I can.

In the meantime I've started 2 new works-in-progress. One is a dystopian young adult and a women's fiction - not a romance - in fact there are no men in it save maybe a Catholic priest.

As excited as I am about the young adult the world building involved may deter my efforts. My idea for the women's fiction has been on my mind for quite some time - but only time will tell which will take over.

4 comments:

Tara Stearns said...

Hi Liz - I had no idea that you could put your work on the Kindle...I assume the same would go for the nook (which I have). Brilliant!! Love the editing tip - whether you meant it to be a tip or not :-)

Liz said...

Hi Tara - yes I did - lol!

JL Walters said...

Like the kindle idea. The new stories sound interesting. YA books are fun and world building though hard can take over your life.

jenniferprobst said...

Good luck with your revisions and I love the tip on the Kindle!