by Lucinda Whitney
School started today which means I can start with the rewrites on my book.
Last month I applied the edits I received from my editor.
This is what it looked like: Word document from my editor on the left, and my Scrivener project on the right (thank goodness for a wide screen).
It was a slow process, and a very hard one where I was continuously forced to face my shortcomings.
But it's also the way I'm learning to get better, word by word and line by line. I've learned how bad I am at action beats ('smile' and 'nod' are my enemies), how much telling I have instead of showing, and how much more work this story really needs.
And the greatest lesson I've taken from this process is that, for me, being a writer is about perseverance.
What is being a writer to you?