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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Writerly Wednesday ~~ Why We Need Editors


I just read a nice blog post over at Harvey Stanbrough's place, and thought some of you might be interested in the topic of editorial assistance. (And if you haven't signed up for his blog yet, you're missing out.)

Scroll down if you missed last week's post. If you've been thinking about some outrageous promo idea for Kat's new book, you can leave your contest entry in a comment today and/or at her blog. Prizes and a signed copy of SECRET GRACES await your suggestions. While at Kat's bloggy home, check out her excellent post on the Reader-Writer waltz, and get updated information on her blog tour stops.

Hope you are all making splendid progress on your WIPs and aren't in a serious rut of non-activity like me. *smile* How about sharing a wee progress report?

Now...go forth and write on!

40 comments:

Lynnette Labelle said...

Hey there. I'll have to check out that post. Thanks.

Stop by my blog. I have a GMC game going on.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Melissa Marsh said...

I need to get back to writing, but this blasted cold has me doing not much more but reading and laying on the couch (or is it lying?). Anyway, I HAVE been reading a fascinating book that pertains directly to my story, so I suppose I *am* still engaged in writerly activity. ;-)

L.T. Elliot said...

Ooh! Editorial assistance, huh? I'm on my way!

Kittie Howard said...

Thanks for da link!

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Jessica said...

Doing good. :-) Inputting crits on the wip. Rough draft is finished. Woot!
I hope you pick up your activity some!

Deb Shucka said...

Harvey's blog is the best.

First draft maybe 1/4 done. Too slow, but speed isn't happenin' no matter what I try.

I hope you find your way back to your story soon.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm doing great as far as writing goes. Already ahve 2500 words in for the week so far. :)

Donna B said...

Hi Angie. Thank you so much for Harvey's blog site reference. I went, I visited, I was impressed and I referenced both you and Harvey with links back to you both on my blog on 3-6-2010 (double entry). What a treasure trove of information on writing he is. Thank you again. I hope I did not infringe anything or step on any toes for doing it...maybe I should have asked for permission? I don't know how these things work. Would you mind going to my blog to see if it is OK? Grazie...

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hey, you having to approve your comments now? did something happen? you dont' have to post this one

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hi Sweet friend....love you!

Harvey Stanbrough said...

Hey Ang, thanks for the nod. I'd also like to invite any of you who are on Facebook to visit me there and become a fan of Writing the World and my FB friend. I sent out a few requests but couldn't find everybody. :-)

Also want to invite all y'all to drop by our social network for writers at http://writingtheworld.ning.com and take a look. The more the merrier!

Harvey

Suldog said...

Hey, Angie! You on vacation? I hope so, and not something bad. Miss you.

Marguerite said...

Hey cher, Nice post and links! Sorry I'm late, but better late than never. Hope you're enjoying the Spring weather! Cheers!

Terri Tiffany said...

After a long hiatius, I wrote over 3000 words on Sat--and now can see the end in sight in the next two months:) Hard to get back in it though but worth it.

Teresa said...

Hey, Angie,

Just finished the last of my chapter re-writes for the end of my novel. I'll polish them, then post them for my crit group. I've got a week off that I'll be using for my final edits, then it's off to my beta readers!

On a more somber note, I just heard from Kat about your mom and friend. You're in my prayers, Miss Angie, everyday.

God love you, dear, for all that you do.

Teresa

Eryl Shields said...

I came from Kat who says you need support right now. So sorry to hear about your battles with cancer, I know what it is to nurse loved ones through this terrible disease: exhausting and frightening, you never feel like you can do enough. Try and take some time for yourself though, if only to recharge your batteries in order to be able to carry on (easier said than done, I know).

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Came here at Kathryn's suggestion. Understand you are helping out loved ones with cancer. My daughter is a survivor and those days before during and after her operation were so difficult. Hope you have someone helping you.

kimmirich.wordpress.com said...

Hey Angie, just stopping in to give a hug and hi. x0

Jessica Nelson said...

Hi Angie,
I heard over at Kathryn's that you're in a crazy time right now. I just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you and your family, and also that I look forward to you rejoining the blogosphere when you're ready and able. :-)
Until then, I'll be praying God blesses and keeps you.

Anita said...

Hey Angie, just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! Hope things will start to get better for you!

Glynis said...

Thinking of you in your time of need. Just to show support from across the cyberwaves, Angie.

Barry said...

I was just reading, over at Kat's Blog, about all you are coping with at the present time. As you might suspect, I am no fan of cancer or the toll it takes on the caregivers whose strength and compassion we, who wrestle with this damn disease, rely on.

I just want to send you my best wishes and support and my admiration for all you are doing.

I hope to see you back blogging again soon.

Karen said...

Angie, just read Kathryn's blog about how life is hard for you right now. I'm so sorry. Please know you and yours are in my prayers and I will wait patiently for you to return to the crazy world of blogging. But family and friends always first. ((HUGS))

Debra L. Schubert said...

Hey, Angie. Just stopping by to give you a big, bear hug and let you know my love and heartfelt best wishes are with you at this difficult time. Your presence is greatly appreciated here in the blogosphere and deeply missed. Please, take your time, and know how much you are loved.

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Thinking of you and yours Angie. xoxo Hang in there girl.

Suldog said...

Have heard the news now. So sorry to hear it. You and yours are in my prayers.

Small Footprints said...

Hi Angie ... just wanted to stop in and give you {{hugs}}! I know this is a very hard time for you and your family and I wish I could make all the stress and pain go away ... it's not always nice being human!

Just know that you, being the very generous person (and daughter) that you are, give your mom the most precious gift ... being there for her! And remember, too, that there are a whole bunch of us, out here in blogland, that are thinking of you and sending lots of positive energy your way!

Small Footprints

Analisa said...

Hi Angie,
Just showing up to spread some love. You blog has given me a smile on days when I didn't feel up to it.

My heart goes out to you at this time. My prayer is that the God of Heaven and earth will extend his mercy to your Mother and your friend and strengthen you for the road ahead. He said in this life we would have trouble, however I ask that he send people to you. That will show you some of the love he has for you in any way you need and also to your mother and your friend. God Bless you Angie.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Snap out of it, Gumbo Writer. You're busy. That WIP will be better as it stews a little. Take good care.

Deb Shucka said...

Sending you and your mom and your friend prayers and love and healing hugs. They are both so blessed to have you in their lives. Please take care of yourself.

Debbie said...

We love you around here! You, your family, and your friends are in my prayers. You are an amazing woman and friend.

Anonymous said...

i truly enjoy all your writing way, very unique.
don't quit and also keep creating seeing that it just simply well worth to follow it.
impatient to look over far more of your own web content, thanks :)

Walker said...

Here by way of Kat.
I'm sorry to hear of your troubles and know your strength is the best medicine for your mother and friend.

Debra said...

Visiting from Kathryn's blog. So very sorry to hear of your Mom and friends battle with Cancer. Please know I will be praying for you all. I am more aquainted with this disease than I care to be.

Blessings

Stacy Post said...

Angie, I miss you! I'm sorry to hear of the struggles you're going through. Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. I'll keep checking for the day you return to blogland. (But I understand why you're absent.) And may all those alligators lose their teeth soon!

Many bear hugs from Indiana. Even though we don't technically have bears. :)

Deb Shucka said...

Still here. Still praying. Still sending all the love I can.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

Thanks so much for the follow! Love having new blogger buddies! :)

Ee Leen Lee said...

we all need editors, they can be everything

Suldog said...

Wishing you a (belated) Happy Easter, Angie. Hope it was a joyous day for you and yours! :-)

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