Top 5 Tips for Staying Sane While Editing a Book

I’m currently in the process of editing a book AND writing a completly different novel in a different language and I’m trying not to go absolutely crazy so I’ve been looking for tips online on how to maintain mental stability while doing that.

I found nothing.

But I did manage to compile a few editing tips that are totally helping me keep my sh*t together!

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September Writing Group

Are you, like me, a writer hoping to tackle your writing goals for September? We should totally motivate and support each other!

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Throughout the month of September, I’ll be posting updates of my writing progress, quotes and videos that are keeping me motivated, and fun writing tags to get to know more about other writers’ WIP!

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My Publishing Journey – 2 Months from Release

Hi folks!

As you may know, my book Devonna is coming out in October and I thought I’d share a little bit about how the publishing process is going so far in my journey. What the publishing house (Evernight Teen) required of me and stuff like that.

I just figured this is the kind of post I would’ve liked to read a couple of months back to know what to expect, because right now I live in a bubble of unexpected emails and requests and it is MAKING ME REALLY ANXIOUS.

But somehow, I manage. (Because I must manage.) (And, yes, this is a The Office reference because The Office is life.)

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5 Worst First Chapter Pet Peeves

Lately, I find myself starting a ton of new books and starting new ones before I finish them, and I realized that’s because for me, first chapters are CRAZY IMPORTANT.

If you don’t hook me in the first paragraph of your book, or at least the first chapter, there’s a good chance I’ll start reading something else, because let’s be real: this ain’t 1895 with only 5 fiction books at the library, folks.

THERE ARE TONS OF BOOKS OUT THERE, PEOPLE, AND I GET ANXIETY ATTACKS WHEN I THINK I WON’T BE ABLE TO READ THEM ALL.

That being said.

I’ve gathered my five worst first chapter pet peeves that will probably make me start reading something else when I come across them, and here they are.

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7 Lines from my WIP

I felt like sharing some of my favorite lines from my story Dean & Lily! Even though I’ve postponed the release of Season 2 because I got an agent (bragging) and I’m focussing on another manuscript (busy busy), I’m still in the middle of writing and editing seasons 3 to 5 and the characters keep haunting me on a daily basis (help, plis). 

So I thought I’d give them some attention and let them speak today. Here are 7 snippets from various seasons of Dean & Lily:

ONE

Dean drags me into a dark boutique, hides us inside a changing room, and grabs my face with one firm hand. That’s when I realize I’m hyperventilating.

“Hey, hey, look at me.”

I shake my head, panting. “I don’t want to be holding a gun.”

– Season 2

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Top 10 Books Read in 2018

I know. I’m late. But technically, I think we can make 2018-related posts all through January. And I have a good excuse: I’M WRITING TWO BOOKS AT THE SAME TIME OH MY GOD MY LIFE GONE CIAO WHY PLEASE NO.

I’m just editing so much and editing literally turns my brain into an unstable piece of uselessness, so whenever I’m not working or writing, I curl in a ball and watch The Office a.k.a my new reason to live.

It’s a tough beginning, 2019. BUT I READ 51 BOOKS IN 2018 YAY.

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Song of the Black City // Looking for Fellow Wattpad Writers

500 words

Fantasy

Excerpt of a WIP

Written by Audrey Francis-Plante

Hello lovely readers!

I’m considering writing a short novel on Wattpad and I wondered if any of you guys were already on it? I’m looking for pieces of advice, fellow writers to follow, and I want to discover new stories, so if you’re on wattpad and writing fantasy, sci-fi, young adult, let me know in the comments, we should be friends! 😀

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Editing a Short Story – Before & After

Editing is weird.

Part of me really hates it because work bleeehhh.

Part of me really loves it because the satisfaction in stripping down a piece of writing and making it sound much better is just addictive. So addictive in fact that it’s hard to take a step back from the work and realize that it’s as close as finished as it can be.

I recently edited a short story of mine, Pink Hair, Red Blood, and I felt like sharing an excerpt of the edited version with you guys. Just cause.

So here goes.

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