Back on the Editing Train…

My editor emailed me this morning saying that she would probably not get to my manuscript until Monday and suddenly, all my new WIP last night were forgotten.

I still had a few days. Huzzah!

And so that’s what I’m doing until Thursday, working on the last part of Loving Riley where my story kinda fell apart.  I know, I know. I’m being hard on myself… again.  But you only get one shot to make a good impression, I’ve since learned.  And while you can’t please everyone, I do like to please myself.  And if myself isn’t pleased, then no one is pleased haha

So it’s back to the drawing board for me, but, at least, only for that last quarter of the book, the last eight chapters or so.  You know, that part of your book where you tie up all loose ends.  I always have trouble there.

At least, I’m back to writing in Scrivener although my first choice has always been Ulysses where I get to write in Markdown language.  But with Scrivener able to compile my novel into an editor-friendly manuscript in Word (which I don’t use at all) for my editor, then Scrivener it is.

And as if I didn’t have enough writing/publishing apps, I have yet to listen to that problem part of my novel being read out loud via Voice Dream.  I usually spot inconsistencies when I hear my words read out loud and the voice of Salli does an excellent job doing that. Look for her under the Ivona voices for American English.  While VoiceDream can do text to speech of anything, even blog posts and the news streams, Voice Dream Writer is this writer’s idea of a perfect writing/editing app. Edit and listen as you go… or listen and edit as you go.

I also received my approval to beta test the print feature of another awesome author app/program called Vellum.  And in ten minutes, after formatting subtitles and adding the copyright and acknowledgment pages (it was blank, unfortunately, as those things need to be written with care), I had a PDF version of a 5.5″ x 8.5″ paperback novel.  It’s that easy.Of course, the real test is the actual paperback so I’m going to design a cover for that and print a proof copy to see how it looks. But so far, so good. I love the feature already.  My mother will definitely be happy because as of two weeks ago, she went on a buying binge and bought all my paperback editions to get ready for her retirement even though she doesn’t read romance.  I love her.

And in case you haven’t noticed, I do love my writing/reading/editing apps!

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