Everyone Needs a Good Eye

I haven’t been on here much today. I’ve been posting so much the last two weeks, I had to give myself a little bit of a break so i could get back to Eversoul. I also woke up at 4 am this morning to go to work and at 3:30 pm I was out like a light bulb. Terrible and overused metaphor, but I think I’ll be able to look passed it for this post. 

I had someone bring this to my attention today because my editor recently took a job with a company, and she is bombarded with work. Anyways, I’ve been searching for an editor for Eversoul, and a fellow author asked me, “If you do your own editing services for people, then why don’t you just edit it yourself?” Well, duh! I edit my work about four-five times before I even send it out to a second pair of eyes to look at, let alone an editor. I found that the best practice is to have a second, third, and even a fourth pair of eyes look at your work before you even think about publishing a novel. This is so that you don’t happen to accidentally miss something. I know I’m not perfect, so I definitely want that peace of mind knowing that someone is caring for my work and giving me their attention to detail as I would with any other author. So yes, you maybe an amazing editor, but you will still make a few mistakes here and there. Even is your missing that simple “s” on random pages.

Anyways, time to go get some groceries. I’m starving and Nadine is waiting for me to leave the computer. So here’s my post for the day. if I can fit another one in, I will, but I enjoyed all of your responses on the last few posts I’ve done. Thanks for taking the time to read and appreciate your thoughts!

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7 thoughts on “Everyone Needs a Good Eye

  1. Yeah, I just have my own way of writing. I’m a perfectionist but I do miss small mistakes occasionally. That’s why I usually end up having so many drafts done on my own. Appreciate your comment!

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    • WOW I just realized it may have sounded like I meant mine’s “ready” sooner. WHAT I MEANT WAS, I send it out way before it’s “ready”. People find eight million mistakes because I suck at it! Also, re: how we all write… I find that letting people see it earlier eases the hysterical terror I feel about sending it to someone I don’t know.

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  2. In terms of grammar and spelling I’m usually quite good at picking up while I’m initially writing, but I need that second set of eyes to pick up repetition, awkward phrasing and the like. Btw I started online food shopping. It means you never have to leave the computer! Good post!

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