Monday, November 30, 2009

Hush, Hush and editing.

After finishing Nano I told myself that I needed a week off from writing. I went to Barnes and Noble, deciding that a good read would ease my mind and maybe tighten the sponge my mind has become lately.

I picked up Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick. I read it in one sitting, it was that good! Seriously, I haven't had a crush on a male character since...Edward
(I know, I know) but Patch is awesome, such a compelling angel let me tell you.

It was a fabulous book filled with mystery, romance, and the paranormal, which was just mind blowing. I cannot wait for Crescendo (the sequel) to release.

On another note, I miss my characters. I miss the heavenly literary abandon November brought me. I don't think I am going to be able to wait a whole entire week to get back to them. Especially my MC.

He haunts me constantly with his smile stretching across his russet skin and his knowing gray eyes that watch me willingly. Even his voice is clear, never leaving me alone. Ever since I was younger ( I mean my elementary, middle school stages) I have been writing everywhere and anywhere. My parents have boxes and containers where they have stored my childhood writing escapades. Funny thing is, every character I wrote about... was him.

He has always been my character and goodness I love him.

So I think I shall start editing because I cannot stand being away from them/him. Does anybody have any pointers or tips on good editing? Maybe a book that will guide me and help me? I heard Story by Robert McKee(Alyson Noel advised) is helpful but it is a book on screenwriting?

Any kind of help would be great, thanks!


Mary said...

Wow - I'm intrigued by this gray eyed russet skinned guy. I haven't read Hush Hush yet. I've heard it's good, but I don't think I like the idea of fallen angels. Maybe that's not what the book is about though.

Jody Hedlund said...

Renni Brown and Dave King have a great book called Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. I got mine from the library and it was excellent.

V. S said...

Mary- It is but there is a special twist, trust me it was amazing!

Jody- Thank you! I'll be sure to check it out.

Natalie said...

Your MC sounds fascinating. I'm not a great editor so I don't have many pointers. I just dig in and edit to book piece by piece until I'm not ashamed of it anymore :)

V. S said...

Thanks Natalie