Rewriting My Fourth Novel, Secret Matilda Pt. 7

The work continues…

When I first received the lengthy corrections from my editors, I wasn’t too concerned.  At a glance, it looked like there was less red ink than there had been in say… The Matilda.  Some sections looked like an absolute breeze to get through while others indicated more of a knock-down-drag-out fight.  But with it in hand, I can make progress!

And progress was made…

It took a while (some were an absolute fight… I’m talking tooth and nail here), but all those corrections are done!  By the way, can we give some love to the editors?  No matter how many times I’ve read my work, I still miss things.  Some things are as simple as a missing letter (on vs. one), others are more involved from beginning to end (why is everyone sighing?  Why, Jon, why?).  I can’t thank my editors enough for the time and focus they take to help my little stories move right long. 

Timing is everything…

After all that, I found some spots that need a little more and I have plenty of notes on how to fix this.  And, lo and behold, my last beta reader sent me a pile of constructive criticism!  Some of it hits on bits I found while others are new and shiny (like diamonds).  I’ll be going through the story with a fine-toothed comb and making the last alterations and corrections and then prep it for print.

Secret Matilda is so close to being ready!

Oh!  Last but not least, I just found out this morning that I will have a table at Mile-Hi Con! I’ll post more about that as the date gets closer. 

This year is chock-full of adventure!

Image by Masashi Wakui 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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