Posted by: Jodi | August 18, 2010

Am I Editing, Revising, or Rewriting? (via Cassandra Jade in the Realm)

The vacation is going splendid, the kids are having a terrific time and we’ve been able to do all the different fun things planned without a single tantrum!

For the blog today I would like to share a post by Cassandra Jade. She wrote a great piece on her blog that sums up exactly what I needed to hear at this point in my writing. Her novel “Deaths Daughter” was recently published and she has a lot of great advice. Enjoy!

Sometimes it is difficult to know. What starts out as a simple search and destroy for typos can suddenly become a revision of a clumsy scene which can soon morph into an entire rewrite of an act of a novel. I think the problem here comes from not being able to focus on only one aspect of the writing at a time. For me, I like to start with the big stuff and work my way down to the small. While I'll correct typing errors as I see them and move punc … Read More

via Cassandra Jade in the Realm



  1. Good link. Thanks. It’s always interesting to learn of people’s processes.

    • Like with Nancy’s post on Monday, this post caught my attention. I have the bad habit of changing my mind and having to throw out huge chunks of writing. If I had only gone through the whole thing after the first draft and decided on all the changes beforehand it would have saved me lots of time!

  2. glad that you are having a good vacation.


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