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Work in Progress

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

For those who are new, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and the different perspectives of it. Last weeks post was What Point of View Do You Choose? and this week is:

Work in Progress (W.I.P)

I am working on my novel, A Time of Stones.

I am super excited to have completed the first stage of editing, and onto my second stage before searching for beta readers and an agent.

In the Second Stage of Editing. I aim to add depth, magic, sparkle, flow, atmosphere, and utilizing my word usage. This is where I try to get settings and characters to float up from the page, by working hard at eliminating hackneyed, lazy forms of expression. I can spend hours on a few sentences, searching for fresh ways to convey ideas.

This usually entails throwing out a hundred or more attempts that seem awkward before finding one that blends into the style of the book. Sometimes it’s the first idea that works best, flowing naturally off the page. 

Often it takes a lot of thinking to reach an idea that flows as if it were the first one that came to mind.


What is your work in progress (W.I.P)? And what stage are you on (drafting, editing, marketing, re-writing.. etc)?


Post your comments and answers below. If you think someone has an interesting point of view and answer, please invite them or share this post with them.

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