Editing Hiatus – Bits and Pieces

Some people say they love the editing process- that it’s their favorite part.

Not me.

While I do like getting the right word or phrase, or polishing a sentence til it gleams, an awful lot of editing is laborious, tedious, unpleasant work to me- but I do it because it’s part off the process of getting a finished book to my readers that will hopefully be interesting, useful or both.

Well, I’ve done a couple of copy edits. I’ve done a few content edits. I’ve broken the current draft into chapters and sent them off to my beta readers; and I’m beginning to hear back from them.

Some of my readers have already responded. (amazingly fast! Thanks!) While I wait to hear back from the rest, it’s a good time to work on fiddly little details.

  • Deciding on final title
  • Cover copy
  • Picture for cover
  • Index for book
  • Deciding whether I want to try to add a tear out form or two and playing with that
  • Beginning to build the reference site for additional info related to the book. (A first for me- this one will be interactive)

I’ve got a mostly open weekend and that gives me the chance to chew through a bunch of these little things that come together to make a book a book.

So where are you on your writing?

Catherine Kane


For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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