Sunday, 6 February 2011

A Balancing Act!

I am sorry I've not been as chatty as normal, I love Blogging and reading the wonderful Blogs of others. However, at the moment I am trying to balance all my commitments and the editing of my 3rd book, which is taking every spare minute I have. For this book I have an amazing editor. She is a truly wonderful lady. I have learnt so much from her and because I have little confidence in my writing, Helen picks me up, dusts me down, tells me off and pushes me on.

I love the story I have written, the characters make me laugh out loud, cringe with embarrassment and shed the odd tear. Helen, a well known and respected lady, with twenty years in the publishing world, means I'm not only in good hands, but the best. I have to work hard to meet her very high standards and I do because I do not want to let her down. She has a great deal of faith both in my writing and in my book (s), she deserves my commitment.
The story so far....mmm sorry, my lips are sealed, as soon as I can, I'll share some of the characters with you. I promise, they won't let you down!
Hope to talk to again soon!

The createive photograph:  Sphere Blance is by Filomena Scalise.
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Helen said...

Well the story is about..... laugh, no I am not about to spill any beans!

The main error many writers make is not realising they are too close to the story - can't see the words for the pages.
Because the author knows what a character means, or is doing - and why - they often don't realise that they haven't actually put in that specific detail, so continuity, or "sense" goes out the window.

Another thing to watch; don't use the same phrase or words over and over. People do other things than "walk" or "smile. They can saunter, amble, march.... can grin, chuckle, scowl....

Debs Carr said...

Good luck with the edits Pauline and thank you for the good advice, Helen, in your comment.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Helen, I'm giggling, smiling, ambling, running....thanks for everything! xx

Hi Debs, as always thanks for popping by, hope everything is going great with you. Hugs x

Shirley Wells said...

Good luck with those edits, Pauline. You'll get there!

My characters sigh a lot. They also spend a lot of time drinking tea or coffee. Oh, yeah, and they roll their eyes frequently. I have to do a very stringent search for these things before I dare let my editor see anything. :)

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Shirley, thanks for al your encouragement and thanks for calling by...hugs x

Rosalind Adam said...

Sounds like you've been working hard, and Helen sounds like a wonderful editor. Can't wait to hear about your characters. I just know they're going to make me smile.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Rosalind, how great to see you here. And yes Helen is fantastic and I have much work to do, but it will be worth it. The characters, make me laugh! Hugs xx