Thursday, September 24, 2009

Delete - If You Dare!

You’ve spent hours writing, revising and revising again. You’ve looked at your story until the words blurred into oblivion. As an author a book is rather like a child you have prepared to send out into the world alone.

Rather like a child - but not. Words that didn’t exist before are unique, special even - but it’s not your baby. Be prepared to kill words and even scenes, for it doesn't end with your revisions. When the book hits the publisher’s hands there will be interpretations of scenes you didn’t anticipate and suggestions that are amazingly sound. Listen. They know what they’re talking about. And sometimes you have to stand up for your story – and always on both ends there’s give and take.

So on the eve of another dance on that dance card, my finger hovers over that button – delete.

Press it if you dare. You’ll be surprised what happens next…


Coming to bookstores soon - Ring of Desire, 2009

A medieval fantasy steeped in history. A heroine faced with the
ultimate choice, immortality or mortal love.


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Teresa said...

If I dare!?! That monkey face scares the bejeezers out of me! I'll have nightmares for days I'm sure! If what needs to be deleted is as scary as that face, no problem...delete here I come!!

Ryshia Kennie said...

Daily Reviewer - Awesome! Thanks!!

Teresa - Then you would not have liked that temple - they were everywhere - that monkey just got up close and personal. I took the picture and backed up - fast!

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