Back in the saddle.
I just finished editing a novel. It took longer than I expected. Once I hit my groove and felt like I was editing the way I should be, it turned out I had to re-do my early chapters.
This book was actually the first novel the writer had written (she has since gone on to publish three others) and it showed. Aside from a few major story and character problems I feel need addressing, most of my time was spent correcting the overuse of adverbs, progressive tense, and inappropriate dialog attribution.
So now I’m thinking “great I can relax.” I haven’t read a book for pleasure for far too long, and I have my own book I need to finish writing (about 2/3 of the way done).
So I pick up the book I bought the other day after Tear The Curtain and settle down to the prologue…
… and immediately start picking up on the overuse of adverbs, progressive tense, and inappropriate dialog attribution.