I’m working on edits for a book I’m targeting at NY. It’s a werewolf book with a romantic suspense plot. This book has been with me for a while. I love this book. It did however, need to be tightened up.
It occurs to me as I’m working on it, just how much my writing has changed and you know, when people say that ebooks won’t get you anywhere I have to argue. What epublishing has done for me is make me a better writer. Period.
Each time I go through a round of edits, I get better at my craft. I either learn how to argue for myself in a coherent fashion or I learn how to make the words better and more comprehensible. Each new book I finish is cleaner and takes less tweaking than the last. My worlds are stronger, my POVs are stronger (and less jumpy), my sentences tighter and more active.
I’m a long way from perfect copy, but I’m a long way from the writer I was when I hit send on Triad, too. I had no idea then what this business was like. I had a story idea and I put it down on paper but the road from there to here has been filled with new experiences and so much learning.
This is sort of a ramble but happily, I still love my book and it’s better now for the excess tweaking and editing. Even better? I’m better now for the work. Not that I love editing, cause I don’t. Really, I don’t. But I see how necessary it is and I do it. And the end product is better for it.