Back In The Saddle

All right. I’ve been missing for a while, but I’m back now. I’ve been busy, though, and not just slacking.

First I had a short trip down to my Brother-In-Law’s place. Then I had another weekend trip. Then I had a short trip for work. Then my three year old turned four. Then my wife had her Gall Bladder out. Then I got some sort of stomach flu.

I have however, been aching to get writing again. I’ve had ideas for a number of books. Plus I had a fantastic idea for the sequel to the sequel of Oasis, assuming Corbin survives this next one.

Little by little, I’ve been editing away at Oasis. I need to get the thing done. Editing is an interesting process for me. I don’t remember writing half of what’s there. I guess that’s a good thing, because I’ve been able to take a step back and view my work with a more critical eye. I think I’ve said this before, but it’s amazing to me to see how much I changed as a writer throughout the course of the book. As in, became a better writer. I wonder where I’ll end up by the time I finish the second one.

2 thoughts on “Back In The Saddle

  1. Everything you write, from journal and diary entries to novels, strengthen your ability to see and identify ways to express things your mind’s eye shows you. The editing process can turn into a never-ending one because, as we go along, we’re getting better, and realize we’ve improve this part of the book more than that one, and go back, and when we reach where we’ve left off, we find we’re better still at finding problems or making improvements … and on it goes. Eventually, though, we put the red pen down and say “Finished”.

    … Until the agent or editor says, “I need you to make a couple of changes …”.

    Hope you’re all doing well.

  2. Happy Birthday to the little one!

    And I hope your wife is feeling better after her surgery and that you’re completely over the stomach flu! Goodness, what a rough few weeks you’ve had!

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