Romance Weekly

on September 2, 2014

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The wonderful Ronnie Allen has challenged us this week.

1. When do you decide that you’ve done enough editing and changes would now be making it different, not better? So it’s the time to submit.

For me, that decision is instinctual. I write the first draft and know the story is incomplete. I edit and make changes until it is satisfying. And until I don’t keep coming up with questions, additions and changes in my head. Well…at least until they’re at a minimum.

2.  When and how do you accept change advice by rejection letters and critique partners?

It’s generally pretty obvious when criticism is constructive. That doesn’t mean it’s always right. I listen to it and then think about it. If I makes sense in the context of the work, I make the changes. I am so grateful for the positive critiques that have so improved my work. Sometimes it’s (pardon the cliché) hard to see the forest for the trees and that makes good criticism invaluable.

3.  When you’re not writing, how do you spend your day or do you create your day around your writing?

I am always writing in my head. I go through my exciting day of laundry, grocery shopping, errands, but a part of me is ever in my wip. Sometimes, I race to the computer to write it, sometimes I just jot down notes. But the work is always there with me until it’s complete. Then the new story takes over.

Let’s see what the incredibly talented Collette Cameron has to say about this….

Collette Cameron

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5 thoughts on “Romance Weekly”

  1. jjdevine says:

    I agree, good criticism is so helpful. Loved your answers!!!

  2. I agree that a current story is always with you. My kids hate it when I fade away from a conversation as my mind places the prefect piece of dialogue or gives me an emotion I need to write the next scene.

  3. It’s hard to take your head out of writing, right? 😀

  4. Laundry plotting. I do that too!

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