I am excited to get the new book I ordered. It was suggested by a judge in a writing contest and I am hoping it will improve my editing skills. It’s called Self Editing for Fiction Writers.
Self Editing. So will it teach me to edit my writing or myself? Confusing title. I do need some editing but I will leave that to God.
Anyway, I have discovered lately that editing my fiction work is harder than I thought it would be. I find myself wishing I had paid more attention in elementary school during grammar and punctuation lessons. I was writing stories even then and actually got published in a Weekly Reader magazine in the 3rd grade. But alas, I was more interested in Steve Vinciali and who was going to pick me for dodge ball at recess. I can only hope that this book will retrieve those deeply buried memories of the rules of prose.
If only I could go back and do it over. Nah, I would still be more interested in Steve Vinciali and dodge ball.
Happy editing fellow writers.