Tables turned

So things have been a bit quiet lately as I am waiting for feedback from all my editors. But in the past few weeks I have had the chance to be an editor myself.

In my regular life I work as a tutor, teaching kids maths and English. Before the holidays I gave a few of my students a writing challenge and now they are returning their stories to me. It is an interesting experience to be on the other side. As a writer I understand that your story is a very personal thing and it can be hard, or even heart breaking when people don’t instantly love it. But having gone through the editing process I know how important critical feedback can be. I hope I was able to encourage them to keep writing and gave them some useful advice to be a better writer.

The end result is, I now have a greater appreciation for the work my editors do.



And now we play the waiting game.

The second draft of Coffee, Cats and Murder is done!!

*Does a happy dance*

The copies have been printed and posted and now I get to take a break while I wait for the feedback to return.

In the meantime let’s compare how Coffee, Cats and Murder has changed during this edit.

Word Count:

First Draft: 15,844

Second Draft: 24,118


First Draft: 37

Second Draft: 56

That is a whole lot of new content.