Paying the Viking's Price

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Onwards with revisions

My latest set of revisions arrived late Monday.

They ilustrate the importance of an editor. My editor was able to pin point and spot those areas that my cps had mised. She also gave me a very big hint as to why the story wasn't working in its current form. Moving a specific scene to later in the book has really increased the tension.It also showed me the portential for several other scenes. It did also make reach for the research, and had me call my sister is a font of knowledge about Norway.

Increasing tension is what it is all about. Sometimes, you lose it by doing writing what seems sensible, but isn't. Sometimes, it works better another way....

A good editor can be indepnsible.

Mine is. She does have a good eye. It is just a matter of execution....

Things are flowing better now. And I hope to have them completed by Monday.

Please consider signing up for the newsletter. I know I should probably input all those people who have ever written to me about my books etc etc, but I hesitate. Do they really want to hear from me?
I plan to send out the first letter in a few weeks time. It will have the opportunity to win a signed copy of my latest book. It will also have recipes, a bit about the history behind my latest story, what I am working on now, possibly a few sayings and insirational things. In short, a more in depth look at my writing. The only person who has access to the list is me btw.

8 comments:

Donna Alward said...

You mean I missed something? LOL....

And send that newsletter to the people who have written you about your books. They took the time to write - they are interested. And if they're not, they'll just unsubscribe.

Carol said...

Trying to sign up for your newsletter, not sure if it's worked. My e-mail has been undelivered and returned. I've used my hotmail address but you may hold my work's e-mail also, that can be used, no problem. I'll get there in the end.

Kate Hardy said...

Agree with Donna - and if you put a note on the bottom of your newsletter saying they got it because they'd shown interest in your books or written to you, that will cover you.

Carol said...

Sorted now, so I look forward to receiving your newsletter. I think I was having a bad day!

Anna Lucia said...

Good luck with those revisions, Michelle!

Did I sign up for the newsletter? I can't remember! Put me on the list, if I didn't, please?

Thanks!

Michelle Styles said...

I am trying to put people on the list. So some people may get email letters. IF you haven't, just fill out the subscription on the side bar!
The one great thing about using Bravenet is that it only allows an email address to be entered once, so the recipient can't get multiple copies.

Sue Child said...

Lol Donna. Me too. Whoops!

I'm signed up :-)

Julie Cohen said...

Yup--add people who have contacted you out of the blue about your books. I deal with so many random and often irrelevant inquiries that I figure I might as well get some advertising out of the deal. If they are genuinely interested they will be delighted, and if they're not, they can unsubscribe.

Sounds like your revisions were really helpful stuff.