Monday, December 10, 2012

Talania is being edited! And Why I need an Editor.

Okay, you know how when you are reading you can spot someone else's mistakes very easily, but with your own it's next to impossible? Well that's me! I type so fast and try so hard to get the scene down before I forget. I use the wrong grammar etc. So—yes I am one of those typo asses that need an editor. Well! I have one! And I am excited no more little novella's for me. My editor is going to help bring Talania to life!

I am so blessed to have this person in my life. He is not only helping me obtain a goal he is helping me with making my mother proud. 

I've always wanted to be a writer. I absolutely loved creative writing class when I was younger. A story gets stuck in my head and it just literally stays put. I have so many rough drafts it's unreal. But like I said you can be this amazing story teller but horrible with editing your own work. THAT IS ME! My teachers used to get on me for it they would say Crystal your story is there! "You just need to focus more pay closer attention." Finally they gave up and would grade me on my story alone.(Which by the way does nothing for me now!) But, looking back I believe they didn't want to discourage me. Like it was their way of saying she will figure it out one day or something. I have written so many things and I have two stories that our stuck in my head Talania and Fidelity. Talania is a new adult novel whilst Fidelity is my Dystopian novel. Fidelity is my baby and that story will not be rushed. My focus alone is on Talania, Fidelity will sit on the back burner while Talania is being edited and published. 

I know my editor who happens to be my cousin will not go lightly on me. He is a perfectionist to the purist form. If he reads this post he will no doubt spot a problem. He has read items written by me and he knows I can do this. He believes in me and I think that's important to have in an editor. He won't be biased because he's a relative he will take his job seriously and I think that scares me just a tad, but I know he will do what is best for me and my book. 

No doubt will he get on me for using your and you're the wrong way..or for forgetting periods or using too many exclamation points. I told you guys I have this horrible problem. I just type way entirely too fast and never freaking think about the consequences, little mistakes can ruin a story. 

I should know better by now. I have read thousands upon thousands of books you would think I could catch my own mistakes apparently not. THUS THIS IS WHY EDITORS ARE NEEDED! 

During our journey in editing Talania I will decide if I want to keep this cover of Talania or pay to have a new one made. I think if I am going all the way I need to go BIG!
What do ya'll say?

You would think me being an avid book reviewer wouldn't need so much editing help, but guess again! EDITORS ARE NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL! I am learning this the hard way.  

So I guess what I am trying to say is that I am thankful for my editor, my author friends who encourage me and most of all my children for believing mommy can do this thing!

With tons of Love,
Crystal D. Spears

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