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Editing in Real Life

text speak

Am I the only one who reads through Facebook posts and notices the missing period, the absent capitalization, and fragments of sentences? I feel like I am. Back when I had a cell phone, I initially avoided text messages and grew to loathe them for the unnecessary abbreviation of it all. I can’t claim to be perfect, but I certainly strive for better than what I see.

I was in the middle of writing an email about a sensitive subject today and was reading it through for the third time when I remembered how important it is to just step back and take a look at what I was writing. Even for these blog posts, I don’t always do a quick read through and it is painfully obvious.

This shouldn’t be something for which I have to make a conscious effort. I write for my day job, I write for enjoyment and with the hope of getting published.

So when I started working on Jacoby Figurine tonight, I was just a little more critical of what I was doing. As a result, I was very focused on editing tonight and was able to get through one full scene, both in editing what was already written and in writing and editing the new sections of the scene that were missing.

 

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This entry was posted on December 8, 2012 by in Editing and tagged , , , .
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