Thursday, 29 May 2014

Editageddon Has Begun!



Hey all,

This has not been the month for timely posts. I’m actually editing this very, very quickly to say that I had written this up last night, but then I set the auto-uploader to noon rather than midnight. I just checked my phone and saw that it wasn’t up—my bad.

Life has fallen back into the old routine of swapping back and forth a bit between the horror story and the general Dreamstate madness. The horror stuff is still the same thing, where I’m trying to figure out the best way to change the story from first to third person all the while improving it. It’s not the most fun, since it’s kind of just intense editing without getting to make up any new content, but it’s improving the story, and that is what counts.

Dreamstate II, however, has hit the point where I’ve printed out the massive stack of papers the size of… something very large. I’ve said this a hundred times before, that editing with a red pen and physical paper is the only way I’m able to do it. Some people seem quite content with a computer, but a few hours of that and my eyes are shot and I’m missing 90% of the mistakes. It’s easier for me and that is the way that I am doing it. I’ve also decided that I’m going to combine the big grammar sweep of the story into the changes that I want to make from reading the book through. A lot of the changes are things that happen passively, throughout the course of the book; I figure that if I have to go through the whole thing searching out tiny mistakes I can use that time to also find the best moments to put in the new content.

Hmm, this does appear to be a bit of a short post. Next week, perhaps, I’ll post some pictures of the massive pile of papers (if something new or strange has gone on with the edits). If there’s nothing exciting happening with me personally, perhaps I’ll dig up something else in the writing world to talk about—that’s been known to happen from time to time. You’ll just have to come back on Monday to see what exactly I’ve decided to do.

-Trevor

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