Editing Adventures Tag

Last week, I was tagged by Kristina Hall over at her blog. My amazing sister also happened to create this tag, and so of course I have to answer it! 🙂 Especially since I’m an expert at editing (not really – an expert at being a little frustrated with editing.)


Rules

  • Link back to the original site: Kristina.
  • Thank the person who tagged you. Thank you, Kristina!!
  • Include the hideous … um … lovely graphic. (It’s not hideous. Just saying. What do you guys think? I like it.)
  • Answer the ten questions.
  • Create ten new editing-related questions of your own or stick with the questions you answered.
  • Tag however many of your fellow writers you want.

Questions + My Answers

What’s the goofiest correction spellcheck has suggest you make (nothing profane, please)?

Oh wow … this one’s hard. You started off with the hard ones! Hmm … It’d probably be something to do with strange Slavic names. Spellcheck doesn’t like Russian names, for some reason.

What’s your most embarrassing typo?

There are so many, I can’t even count them all. I’ll share one of my most recent. The sentence had something to do with my male MC touching my female MC’s cheek, but instead of “cheek,” it said “check.” Like, is this dude a gold digger or what? “Here, honey, I’ll stroke your check …”

He didn’t mean it. Don’t worry.

What is your record number of complete edits on one project?

I’m going to save five or six like you did. Maybe seven if you count how many times I went over every scene each time I edited. 😊

When is a project good enough for you?

Wow. Never. But I totally got sick of editing before I published Unknown. I was on pins and needles during the editing process, but by the time I got to the end of it, I never wanted to go through it again. That was the point it needed to be let go, and it was also the end of the number of edits I’d planned. Thankfully.

Do you live in fear of finding a typo in your published work (novels, short stories, blog posts, etc.)?

Maybe a little bit. Not as much as I thought. I know there’s a typo in the current edition of Unknown, but it’s staying there for a bit. I’m learning to accept that I’m not perfect. 😊

What mistakes or writing styles drive you the craziest (when you’re reading)?

For writing styles, the ones that don’t let me feel what the reader is feeling really annoys me. Just when it feels shallow, and it’s almost like you can feel the author wasn’t very invested in the story.

Have you ever written in a library book to correct a typo?

I don’t think I’ve ever written in a library book. Except if you want to count the time I accidentally streaked some crayon across one page. Oops. 

Can you edit and write in the same day?

Agh! This is horrible. I have not learned to do this at all, but I’m going to try to remedy that problem in a few weeks. Other projects besides editing are calling my name. Loudly.

What’s your favorite part of editing?

I think I like the first edit the best, when things are still pretty new to me. Both times I’ve heavily edited something, I’ve changed some pretty big plot points, and those are fun when they come along. Sometimes. Except when I fret about foresaid plot for two weeks. 😊

What’s your least favorite part?

The final edits are the worst. Not lying here, I started getting really irritated at my characters on the final edit. As I mentioned above, I was done!


Thanks again for the tag, Kristina! It was fun, even though editing isn’t always fun. 🙂

I’m not going to make up any different questions, because these are already great!


The Tags

Kate Willis @ Once Upon an Ordinary Life

Callie @ An Unfinished Story

Faith @ Faith on the Farm

Grace M. Morris

And you, if you so accept being tagged! 🙂

10 thoughts on “Editing Adventures Tag

  1. Lovely post Vanessa! I’m a little late, but thank you for tagging me! I’m going to get my post done this Wednesday.

    I love editing, but I will admit that reading the same book that you have written over and over again gets a little old after awhile. XD

    Also your most embarrassing typo is hilarious. XD

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  2. Pingback: Editing Adventures Tag – Grace M Morris

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