I know, I know, it’s been awhile since I last wrote here, however, with good reason. Salby Damned was sent away to be edited by Wise Grey Owl, an editing company I stumbled onto. When it came back it had lost 18,000 words and was, at first glance, a bit of a mess. Cue major read-through and recovery edit though, it has to be said, after the initial annoyance at so much of the book being cut, I sat back to undertake the process of re-reading, and indeed, re-writing some of the edited parts. Having cut so much from the story, I thought it would be horrible, would have lost its flow. On the contrary though, the editors took away a lot of what simply wasn’t needed and picked up the pace of the book. Some of their suggestions were a little bit left of first base, the sentences having been cut, hadn’t been properly finished off. Indeed odd words, double spaces and a myriad of scrambled chapters and paragraphs has seen me restructure the entire book. The notes that they gave me, pointers with regards to sentence structure, length and suggestions about how best to convey a scene were, without a doubt, priceless.
Having now completed the edit run-through and republished Salby Damned, I’ve now to sit back and wait to see what the verdict is with the readers. You’ll find it here, along with the opportunity to download the free sample.
For any indie authors visiting my site here, please feel free to post adverts for your books/work and consider joining me in a group called Indie Author Review Exchange which you’ll find on Facebook. It’s always a pleasure to meet other new writers and I’ll do my best to help with any niggling problems you may have encountered as I tend to post solutions as I find them.
And finally………..Salby Evolution is now priority and work will re-commence on completing this sequel, with the recent edit of the first fixed firmly in mind. I am currently reading a couple of Indie Author works and will post my reviews both here and on kindle when I’m done. Thank you for reading…………………………………….