I really enjoyed reading everyone's scenes. You guys seriously rock! And of course, thank you for all of your warming comments and thank you Frankie for hosting the event!!!
Yesterday, during the midst of reading everyone's scenes I received two awards that I shall pass along this morning.
1) The Blogging Writer Award was given to me by Courtney Reese. Thank you Courtney!
I think Frankie deserves this award for giving us a day filled with excitement and steamy almost kisses.
2) Even though I already received the Honest Scrap Award, I would still like to give a big shiny thank you to Michele Emrath for passing it along to me!!
- Kimberly Franklin
- Bish Denham
- Simone Ogilvie
All three of you deserve this award!
Make sure to check out these blogs, they're some talented ladies here!!!
As some of you may already know, I am currently editing my WIP. The editing stage is a pesky one. It almost hurts me to cut out so many parts that I spent endless hours writing and to change idea's that I once thought were so fantastic.
My brother, George, gave me some much needed advice about this matter. He isn't a writer but he is an artist. He loves his work the same way I love my writing, so he understood when I told him how I felt about changing my story and the process of editing. His advice?
Don't get married to your piece.
I pondered on what he said and loved his simple, yet, brilliant advice. He is right. Sometimes as writers we grow close to our piece and think it is brilliant, that it needs no changes when really it does. We have to be willing to make changes, to adjust, to move on from a certain scene or even cut it out if needed.
We cannot marry our piece.
Since then, when I hit that angry little delete button or his best friend backspace, I think of my brother's advice and realize that this is needed, this will only get me closer to where I want to be.
So bloggers, is the editing process easy for you? Do you cut whatever needs to be cut without hesitation? Or does it take you awhile before pressing those annoying, yet needed buttons?
Change isn't always a bad thing. Let's trust our instincts and be willing to go in the direction our imagination takes us.