Edits, Round One!

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My editor hates all my “!”‘s, but I thought this title really needed one. You know, like someone announcing a boxing match? Sorry, Peggy…

The editing process is an eye opening experience and I can’t imagine trying it without a professional. How else would I know where I was being too vague in one area and superfluous in another? Anyone besides a pro would probably be worried that I might bite his or her head off for such an observation. My alpha reader isn’t shy, but he already knows the story and has sat through countless tellings of plot twists and juicy character tidbits along the way–all fascinating, I’m sure (thanks, Bill).

And who else would take the time to sift through each line, tweak, advise, and comment on a 100,000 word+ novel? It’ll be great when you guys get it, but trust me, it wasn’t always so.

Painful at first, but now exhilarating.

Editing is priceless. If you find a good one, keep her. Thank you, Peggy DeKay (see, I controlled my self–no exclamation point!).


Sarah is the author of the new Young Adult novel, The Tramp, which is the first book in her epic saga, Bound. She is also currently working on a related novella entitled, Wicked Lover, which will be released in serial format on Amazon every two months. View the trailer for The Tramp, and listen to its original soundtrack! Find more info and links at www.sarahwathen.com. An artist turned author, Sarah's literary work incorporates art judicially, both in plotlines and in supporting social media. A reader can view characters' art and posters for fictitious events in Shirley County, listen to samples of character's favorite music and music that inspired the writing process, and even purchase a charm given to the heroine of The Tramp. LayerCake Productions is Sarah Wathen's independent publishing company, responsible for producing all video, audio and imagery for the Bound saga. Visit www.layercakeproductions.com for more info.

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