This was my second year participating in the A to Z Challenge. At first, I wasn't sure how I was going to top my Steampunk posts last year, so I decided to do something fun and non-writing related. I'm a child of the 80s, so I thought it'd be fun to post everything 80s from A-Z.
I hope you all enjoyed it - even if you didn't get some of my cultural references. For my fellow Gen Xers, we sure grew up in a weird and fun time, huh?
Speaking of reflections, I've been reflecting about my own writing the last couple of weeks. I've been up to my nose in edits. My novel, Dragonfly Warrior, has been fortunate to have two editors working on it. I didn't plan it, and I have my publisher to thank. What's really cool is that they're both very different editors.
One is good at look at my writing from a reader's perspective, and she's pointed out areas that need reworking to help clarify things for my readers.
The other is helping me get rid of some of my wordiness. I love descriptive and highly detailed writing, but sometimes, it can get in the way. Yes, I'm an over-writer. This editor is trimming the fat and getting rid of the adjectives that weigh my book down.
As a writer (and a human), I have a lot of bad habits. Over-writing is definitely one of them.
How about you? Do you have any bad habits that never fail to rear their ugly heads in your early drafts?
Blogging since 2005.
Medical sales warrior by day, writing ninja by night...
I am the author of The Mechanica Wars series. The first book, Dragonfly Warrior, will be published in January, 2014 by 4 Wing Press.
I love science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, biographies, and chocolate chip cookies.