This week, I’ve been revising and editing my book. I generally work through it chapter by chapter, finding and fixing the errors and straightening up the story. It’s a fun process, but it takes time. When I could probably read the book cover to cover in a week, this may take me a couple weeks. By the time I am done, it will be ready for my Beta readers to review.
So far, I really like the way this book has turned out. With the adjustments I’ve made to the beginning chapters to match the minor changes I made while writing the end. I wish I could do the same revision and editing in life, but I can at least review where I’ve been and what I’ve done. In the same way editing and revision the story improves it, by taking the time to review my life experiences, I can improve my actions and reactions to similar situations in the future.
Editing and revising are some of my favorite things after writing the book. I surprise myself with what I’ve written.
Take a look at some of my other books on Amazon.
My last book, Collected Lives, takes place near the end of the twenty-second century, with vacations and tourism to Earth by off-worlders controlled by major corporations. The largest corporation, Collected Lives, has several enemies. The story follows the events as four people from different portions of Collected Lives’ process are thrown into the middle of a larger problem.
My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, is set in a world with ancient technology where sacrifice of lifeforce brings magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical energy generated. The Forty mages controlling the empire use voluntary sacrifice of the citizens to generate power they use to protect and defend the empire. But their rule may be coming to a close.
Malignance, my third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance, is on Amazon as a kindle and a paperback. That was a fun series to write, and for now, it is completed. I have also placed all three books from that series into one volume titled The Machina of Time.
If you’re looking for a science fiction story, try my book The Promise of Dust, which takes place in a cloud city floating in the atmosphere of Venus. Or Progenitor’s Legacy: Deceit, which takes place many years in the future on a tidally locked world that orbits a red dwarf and has been reached by humanity in their search for the alien progenitors who seeded the galaxy with nano machines.
If a young adult science fiction is more to your liking, check out my series This New Earth, that starts with Demons of a Dead World and Secrets of a Dead World.
If you are looking for a young adult fantasy, check out my book The Threads Unbound.
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That’s so cool to read about your creative process. I used to hate the editing phase (and still do, because that’s where I learn how crappy I am), but now I see it as the part where I make things better. So satisfying to chop up paragraphs and help the chapters make sense. Anyway, wishing you all the best!
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