SOOO here’s some sort-of news for a change. I swore I wouldn’t blog until I finished draft 2 edits, so here I am and pleased to report that I’m done this round! Now that the plumbing’s fixed, I’ll let the book sit a couple weeks then do a round of grammar fixing before soliciting beta’s (You’ll be sure to hear from me then).
Now here’s a question for you: Do you print out your work and do a round of paper edits, or do you just jump straight into your word processor of choice?
I’m debating this one, because while I do find paper edits valuable, I ignored most of my notes and got sucked in by the word processor the last time, so it just seemed like extra work. On the other hand, paper gives you a fresh view of the text and a bit of distance. Though, I’ve heard some people will change the font during an edit on the computer for the same effect.
In other news, we bought a house! I’m so excited. I’ll finally have room for a desk and have somewhere to plug in my ergonomic keyboard! No more balancing laptops on top of dresser drawers, or hunching over my couch. On the other hand, my work commute’s probably going to be an hour each way by public transit. I suppose that’s just how these things go. Maybe I’ll turn into one of those book reading bus riders and that’s not really a terrible thing at all.
So… yay or nay on the paper?