12 August, 2013

Too soon

I think I tried to start the third round of edits too soon. I'm slogging through Chapter 2, with little success -- either that's a sign I'm trying to force the edit, or it is just terribly slow and I'm seeing my own sluggish pacing for what it is. Regardless, I'm going to take another week before I address this chapter, and maybe I can come up with something to improve the quality.


  1. It's been my experience that immediately jumping into the last edit is never a good thing. I know that you get anxious to get it done, but it's best to let it sit for a few weeks before going back to tackle it one last time. Take a break, work on something else, read a book, so when you go back you'll most likely catch more rather than if you force yourself to re-read it right away.

    1. Yeah, I think I'm far from the last edit yet, but I'm adhering to some more time off. Better to have patience and to take my time than to make a mess of things.



Ash Litton

Ash Litton is a writer and lover of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things fictional. She is the author of Thoroughbred, Evening Hallow, Comeuppance, and Cabover Cabaret, and works on other Appalachian Dream Tales between her ongoing novel projects. She's also written No Diet, No Surgery, No Sweat, an ebook chronicling her weight-loss journey.

When she's not writing, she's drawing, and when she's not doing either of those, she's dreaming up new projects to work on. Born and raised in rural West Virginia, Ash has always wondered what things lay hidden in the hills around her. She attended West Virginia University, where she studied the English language before returning home to her family in rural West Virginia.