Rewriting My Fourth Novel, Secret Matilda Pt. 5

And she’s off to the editors!

My alpha reader got back to me and dropped the list of “corrections”, “doesn’t feel rights” and “this is missings” in my lap (There were other things in there too.  I mean in the list, not in my lap… I think).  I whipped through that pile as fast as my addled brain could handle.  And then I went back over it with less addled brains.  Oh, brains…

I fine-tooth combed it too!  I caught a lot of little things sprinkled throughout and its all in the hope that the editor’s pen of red death leaves fewer lines, circles, and x’s in its wake.  I’m sure I will be proven wrong, but hey it can’t hurt to try, right? I feel confident! (though I may have jumped the gun, but I sent it out to my beta readers with that “not edited” quantifier.)

Rewriting this one was an interesting experience to say the least.  That continuity check will live in infamy in my mind for a long time to come (and finger’s crossed it won’t ever be outdone).  I’m biased but I think it was worth it.  Even with the corrections list, my alpha reader said it flowed well and already wants to know happens next! 

So, it’s back to the finale I go.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Author: jongraylang

Novel Writer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker & occasionally an Actor. Handy with a Sword, Ukulele, and Skis. Author of Nun With a Gun: The Town with No Name, The Matilda, Twistin' Matilda, Black Matilda, and Secret Matilda. Writer of the upcoming Sci-Fi sequel, Waltzing Matilda.

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