Well, I had a scheduled post ready for today and ended up deleting it. Sometimes my soap box rants can irritate people, so I just let it go.
For those of you who are curious it was about sex in the fantasy genre. Not sexual fantasy, mind you. Just plain old epic, dungeons and dragons, Lord of the Rings style fantasy. I don't like it.
But on that note, I'll just gloss over it and move on. I've been revising, revising, revising! I'm getting there and now I have to change my word count status as well as book title over in my sidebar.
I used to absolutely HATE editing and revising. I still sort of do, but I realize more than ever now just how important it is. I mean, I am looking back on stuff I have written with new eyes and realizing... Wow, I left out a lot of detail just to get the main meat of the story down.
So am I having a change of heart over editing and revising? Eh, sort of. It is still redundant, it still irritates me because I want it done and over with right NOW! but I know that won't happen.
Writing is hard work. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You have to be dedicated to your craft if you want your story to sell. Yes, I know, people all over the blogosphere have said those very words over and over again and now I am repeating them.
Writing every day still is not possible for me, but when I do sit down and write, I get on a roll and end up writing every day even if it is only ten words. I had gotten to the point, before surgery, where I was writing while making dinner. Especially if I had to set the timer. That was awesome!
So I will be changing my little status bar over on the right side of my blog. I have also removed the word verification for comments. I hope to catch any and all spam, but who knows. I want more comments, I know how busy people are when reading blogs and a verification just slows everyone down. Including myself when I read other blogs.
Hope you have all had a safe, fun weekend and have a super week. Don't forget: Tomorrow is my review of Elf Killers along with a giveaway of the book! One comment on the review page is your one entry into the drawing. Multiple comments does not mean multiple entries. Sorry. Just trying to make it simple and fair!