It's been a while since I've updated the book blog, but so much has been going on. I'm using my time before I leave for grad school (visit the other blogs on the site for more details if this is news to you) to edit my manuscripts. I know that once I start school, I won't have any time.
But I came on to give you a tip that blew my mind a couple of days ago.
Now I am a huge advocate of using your technology. I edit my stuff on the go on my phone or iPad. I'm always on a screen prepping something. BUT I did something different last week. Before I went on vacation from work, I printed out my manuscript. I punched holes and set it up in a binder. All 128 pages.
I've sat down with the binder a few times and oh my goodness, there is a huge difference between seeing it on the screen and seeing it on the page. I've been able to catch several changes I would like to make. I have found opportunities to tighten and strengthen my language. I'm writing down questions to ask others when I give them pieces to look over. I am feeling progress.
So my advice? Change your norm. Set up your work in the opposite environment that you usually set your writing in and you'll see the difference in how you examine your work.
That's it for now! I'll be back soon, I promise. More blogs to come!
Till next time.
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