Day 5 – Editing Rough Draft

Time was on my side today as I was able to edit one more chapter. It was short so I guess that helped as well.

It was entirely descriptive, in the mind of the character, as well as narrative to show the passing of time. It’s necessary though not a whole lot actually happens in the chapter, but it’s needed solely based on the fact that it moves the story along. There wasn’t a lot to fix in the chapter because of this. Which is always a good thing but it felt kind of nice that I didn’t have to sit there, staring at the screen, trying to find a way to fix a sentence that needed to be corrected with no sure way of doing it. I haven’t run into that problem yet, but I know it’s going to happen as I continue with editing. It’s a process of course.

Anyway, I hope to stay on top of this a bit more than I have been.


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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