My Editing Adventures
So far I’ve whined about editing on Twitter no less than five times and I’m not sorry about it. Editing is definitely not something I enjoy. Maybe editing someone else’s work where I go about making the script look like it’s contracted chicken pox but editing your own work? Nope. Because that’s the back end part of editing. Where you make all said changed. Removing scenes, shortening action or description. Delete characters or, in this case, consolidated two characters into one, it worked out so much better actually but I’m still sad about the loss.
Now i I have to go through it and correct any plot holes I’ve created by making said changes. And that’s only about half of the original notes given to me by Finish Line Screenwriting Competition. This is the second round of major overhaul on the script. Going into it, I know it won’t be the last before this script is ready to win any major competitions or receive a “Recommend.” I’m going to see about having it read by another writer or editor, maybe get more notes, another edit, before resubmitting to the competition.
Between each edit session on this script I will be editing something else, starting with my YA paranormal book. I am never without a project to work on, either editing or writing and it all seems to workout schedule wise.
So far, I’ve removed 15 pages and still hope to remove at least another 2. It will be challenging, especially with all the other changes I need to make still per the notes. Wish me luck guys. I’m not at my full 💯 this week.
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