Learning The Game

You would think that blogging would be easy for a writer, but I find it rather difficult. Maybe it’s because I’m not comfortable writing about myself and what I’m doing.

So, what am I doing? At the moment I’m frantically editing the final draft of Sanchin, in the hope it will be out by mid-April. The cover art is done but I’m still being picky about it, though I think that’s just an excuse to avoid the editing.

Self-editing is hard! For starters, I’m far too close the story and to my characters. It almost feels like committing a crime when I start hacking at my characters’ dialogue or their actions. But, it has to be done.

Fortunately I’m beyond that point now and I’m focussing on formatting, spelling, punctuation and glaring grammatical errors. It’s amazing how often an errant comma or a misspelled word can get past you.

Anyway, duty calls and I’d better get back to it. I’ll have a fiddle on here over the next few days (another great excuse not to edit) and hopefully learn all the ins and outs of blogging so I can keep you up to date with the progress of the book.

Till later, Kx

2 thoughts on “Learning The Game”

  1. Emil says:

    Karen, are you self-publishing too?

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Emil,

    Yes, I am. Having been told by two people that I would need to cut certain scenes to even be considered by a mainstream publisher, I decided to go straight to the Indie route.

    I felt that cutting the scenes in question not only changed the character of the book, but also took away a pointer to the main character’s personality and to his later growth.

    With that in mind, I decided to go it alone and just put the book out there and see what happens.

    I’m sure it will be an interesting journey.

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