Editing Day

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Timelines and Maps …

Published August 3, 2012 by Ema Volf

I’ve had a map and floor plans to make sure I stay consistent in my book with what is where. Today I started a timeline to make sure the times stay consistent as well. I have to say, I’m pleased with how it’s turning out. I also have to say that the extra step to do all these is definitely worth the effort and time. Just my random observations. It really does seem like a lot of work, but far less mistakes are made that way. The mistakes that are made are easily noticed and corrected.

Anyways. Back to work before these storms knock out my power. Or I fall asleep. Whichever comes first.



Published June 21, 2012 by Ema Volf

So I’m taking a brief break from reviewing to work on more overdue editing. How is that going? Well, the more I edit, the longer this thing gets. Funny how that works out. Where am I at now?

It’s always the simple things.

Published June 6, 2012 by Ema Volf

I have to say, I’m enjoying my editing day today. I have a smile that won’t fade. Not because I’m editing. I’m pretty convinced that editing and masochism are related, at the very least. But because I’m sitting here editing with my 7 year old next to me with his nose buried in a book. That’s a sure sign that I’m at least doing SOMETHING right! 😉

Midnight Music

Published May 24, 2012 by Ema Volf

I’m up late editing and this came on my Pandora Station! This is one of my favorite songs EVER! It’s beautiful and heart-wrenching and I love to sing along! And when I was in high school I’d tell you that I was going to marry Alex Band (Lead Vocals). Good thing he’s a bit unattainable! My husband would be out of luck! ♥

Just kidding! … Or am I? 😉


Published May 21, 2012 by Ema Volf

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA for the last couple of days. Birthdays everywhere, my son just had his last day of the 1st grade, among other things.

I’ve also been busy editing. I’ve found that a couple chapters DEFINITELY needed rewriting. But, that’s what the editing process is for. Working out as many kinks as you can before you send it out. While there is a point where you have to stop, I’m unconvinced that you really can edit too much. Even if you have a seemingly “perfect” manuscript, there’s always something that could be done. Slightly discouraging, I think. But I want to be happy with what I release, and I’m just not quite there yet. Close. But not quite.

Rainy days! You know what that means!

Published May 6, 2012 by Ema Volf

It means I need to quit being a bum and focus on editing instead of letting my attention wander all over the place to everything else! That’s been easier said than done this week …

But, I’ve got 18 chapters edited for the first round, then I’m handing it off to my beta readers! So there’s that!

However, I did finish reading several books this week, including Lily Crussell’s Of Darkness and Light. I had a hard time getting into it for the first few chapters, but once the story started rolling I was HOOKED! I can’t wait for the next one!