Neil White's Blog – January 2008 Archive (2)

Editing roller-coaster

Ah, the joys of editing.

"Please find enclosed the first draft of the second book."

"I love it! It's great!! I enclose my initial thoughts."

Read ten page summary of why it is not so great.

"Please find enclosed re-written draft of second book."

"Thank you. Oh, that's much better. Now it's really great! Fantastic!! I enclose the line edits."

Read detailed line-by-line breakdown of why it is neither great nor fantastic, yet.

"Please find…

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Added by Neil White on January 23, 2008 at 10:16am — No Comments

Chocolate and coffee

Can I write without chocolate and coffee?

I work full time as a criminal lawyer, have three children, and I have a publishing contract. The children get older, and so they stay up later, and fight more, and complain more. So my writing begins later and later each day. 9pm is my earliest start, and that's after a day in court and a few hours of children fighting.

One book a year, that's the promise, squeezed into the late hours and weekends, most nights ending well after…

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Added by Neil White on January 19, 2008 at 10:51pm — 2 Comments

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