Friday I promised myself I’d get the five manuscripts in my bag edited over the weekend. It totaled nearly a thousand words. I got through three and a half. I finished the fourth one tonight.
The one I worked on tonight was a first edit of a rough draft. I thought I might have to do some pretty serious editing but discovered I liked the story just as much as when I wrote it. There were scenes where I got goose bumps, teared up, and laughed.
The main character is strong but not overbearing and the main couple are loving, funny, fierce, and flawed. I like it.
I read this one out loud. No idea why, I just did. It helped the editing go faster and the dialog be edited more smoothly I think.
One more to go and I’ll have my pile done. At least with this round. The last one I have to edit, I just finished on Thursday so it may need to sit for a little longer. I have three that will move into my done pile for editing (I think). Then it is all about production for them.
Hopefully with getting this manuscript edited, I’ll be able to get some sleep tonight. Last night I slept a total of two hours. The bad part of that is it wasn’t even a consecutive two hours. I got a little here and there. It was a rough night. I’m hoping tonight will be better.