Greetings you awesome blog followers!
I just got my manuscript back from time spent in the hands of my awesome beta reader and let’s just say the red ink was flowing. But it’s a good thing for the story and the writer. Some of the best responses are “what did this mean?” or “that came out of the blue” or “who is this talking about?” will give me the chance to look with fresh eyes at what I wrote.
I was told my writing skills have improved since my last book which is great to hear. The red pen noted discrepancies, inconsistencies, and just plain old punctuation and grammar errors that eyes too familiar with the story can miss.
So…it’s time to put the writer cap on and dive into this story with new eyes and fresh motivation. The history this tale delves into is fascinating, and curiously enough, quite timely in certain aspects. My fictional humans are living in a tempestuous and challenging time. Gotta get it right!
For the past four days we’ve been baby sitting Millie’s brother Jake.
These two German Shepherds eat a lot, play rowdy with each other, forget they are not lap dogs, love ice cubes, and whine in exactly the same way. It’s been good for her to have another canine to patrol the acre with, to bark at the neighbor dogs with, and all the other dog stuff.
She has enjoyed it and rather than him being the alpha (which is his nature) Millie has shown Jake how to live in our house. He has mellowed since his arrival, learned he has to sit to come in the house, and is sleeping later. Hey, she lives with adults.
He is a handsome fella, with a deep powerful bark, and lots of energy. I’m pretty sure she will miss him when he leaves today.
Hope he can come over for play dates.
Is there a special dog breed your family loves? We are GSD people.
3 thoughts on “Red pen edits and dog sitting”
I think thats why Im being sooo slow writing my next book. The rewrites, and more rewrites! Good for you for getting another step closer. 😀
Oh I know what you mean, the manuscript I got back was rev #4! Just keep writing!