I’m hosting a guest post today for E.B. Black, author of fantasy romance “Bright’s Passion”.
Guest Post: Editing Process
Editing my novels is very similar to cleaning my house. No matter how much I clean, my house will never be perfect. I’m living in it all the time, so as I am doing dishes as I am using them and cleaning up messes as me, my dog, or husband are making them. There’s always socks that my husband left on the floor and people who are going to come over and complain that my house isn’t perfect.
Editing is the same way. I know I’m trying to fix something that will never be perfect. I learn something new about both storytelling and grammar every time I write, so I’m always getting better, but will never reach perfection. I know ahead of time that there’s always going to be people who don’t like what I have to write and who will complain about it.
My novels are usually messy in the beginning. I have notes everywhere about how I need to fix this or change that. Some stuff I’ve recognized by myself and other things were pointed out to me by critique partners. I read my novels all the way through over and over again, picking up messes along the way and making sure everything still flows.
I’ll never be done writing, even when I finish a new novel, just like I’ll never be quite done cleaning my house. There’s always something new that I need to work on.
Writing, like housework, is something you do that nobody usually sees. They tend to think clothes fold themselves and words type themselves. But I do the best I can with what I know. I clean up every mess that I am able. When I finish at the end of the day, it may not be perfect, but I go to sleep knowing that I did the best I could. Editing is not about making your writing flawless, it’s about pouring your heart and you intellect into something, until it becomes a creation that you can be proud to share with others.
About the Book
Author: E.B. Black
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Bright wishes he wasn’t the god of the suns.
Every day is the same: he makes the suns rise and then they set. He looks down at humanity’s corruption. He watches wars, people starving, and thieves stealing.
He can’t help. Every time he tries, the humans take something from him. They’ve destroyed his family and he has no doubt that they’d like to destroy him, too.
Adonya is a raven-haired witch with powers that make her as close to a goddess as a human can be. He’s wondered what it was like to be with a woman, but all the goddesses are dead.
He can feel it when he touches her–she’s as dangerous as all the rest of the humans. Can the power of love join their races together? Or will one of them wind up dead in the end?
E.B. Black is the annoying author who lives in the head of a nerdy housewife named Elizabeth. Elizabeth tries to live out her days by walking her dog, spending time with her husband, doing housework, and watching television, but E.B. Black makes her drop everything to type out weird fantasy stories. Elizabeth is asking anyone who read this to please send help.