One of my personal writing issues is I sometimes gloss over scenes. Usually that happens when I’m in a hurry to move onto the next scene or I am struggling to find the right way to put my vision into words. My editors, without fail, call me on it and force me to put in the time a scene needs to flesh it out.
I’m working very hard not to do that right now with the ending of Scouts 3. I am so very close to being done, I can almost taste it. I know that I could skimp on the ending and fix it when I revise it, but I don’t want to take that shortcut. I want to get it right (or a close facsimile of right) the first time.
So, I didn’t type, “The End” last night. I left myself something for tonight…and maybe tomorrow.
Then, I will put the book aside for a week and get editing Jack Kane and the Kaiser. There are still a few words to add at the end, but I can start editing now. I would love nothing more than to send it to my publisher before Christmas. She’s only been asking about the book for six months or so at this point. I really need to get it to her and off my plate.
Then…Mik Murdoch 4. I don’t have any idea of a title yet. Just a general, “this is what the overarching plot will be and these are the characters and this is the theme.”
Yay for doing what your editor would tell you to do anyway! Way to be proactive. 🙂
I would be a fool not to listen to my editors (including you, might I add). All my editors help to make everything I do better. 🙂