Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives #Potluck -Advice for aspiring #writers: Get Your Editor On 2015 by Donna W. Hill


  1. Really enjoyed this, thanks so much for sharing. Have tweeted

    1. Hi Jane.

      Glad you enjoyed the article, and thanks tons for the tweet.

      1. Most welcome.

    2. Hi Jane, so happy you enjoyed my article, and bless you for not only commenting but sharing to Twitter as well! Hugs 🙂

      1. Hi again Donna.

        You’re really getting good reactions with your posts of late.

        Glad for you.

        Thanks again Jane.

      2. Most welcome, really enjoyed it. x

        1. Glad to know you enjoyed it.

          Thanks again. X X X.

  2. Thanks for sharing Patty..hugsx

    1. Hi Sally.

      You’re most welcome.

      This post enabled me to happily promote you and one of my clients, and that’s a neat thing.

      1. Don’t you just love it when multi-tasking just happens all by itself?

        1. Yes.

          Not long ago I got a book review from a client, and she’d reviewed the book of another client and so I was able to promote both clients at once.

          That’s pretty cool.

          I’m better at the auto-multi-tasking than when I try doing it these days. Used to I could work a phone shift and train new volunteers while making out the schedule for our next month all in one day. That work would kill me now.

  3. Hi Patty, thanks for sharing this article. I love the editing process, as you know.

    1. Hi Donna.

      You’re very welcome. I don’t like the editing process as much as some, but as I’m improving my writing I am becoming better at it.

      1. Patty, I guess for some it is a bit of drudgery, but I always feel calm, like that part of my being that requires approval has taken a hike.

        1. Hi Donna.

          As I’ve been doing this rewrite of Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life the editing part has been more fun.

          First, I rework each chapter. Then I put it into the new manuscript. Then after a few chapters I go back and rework them again. I’ve only done 10 complete chapters for the first draft, but they’re already so well polished that in the end, though it’s been very slow work the result is I think going to be quite amazing.

          There are 26 chapters in the original manuscript, and though I don’t think I’ll add any new chapters watching them come to a new life has been quite an amazing process.

          I must say I’m enjoying it quite nicely.

  4. Patty, I’m glad you are enjoying the process. I was thinking about multi tasking, and I think as we get older, our bodies have a lower threshhold for stress, or maybe we just want to feel more calm, or is it calmer?

    1. It’s not a matter of being calm or no that stops me from multi tasking. It’s my short term memory loss issues that causes the issue.

      Multi tasking doesn’t stress me. I just don’t have the capability to do what needs doing with my brain as it is now.

      1. Well, there’s that. I find that my pancreatitis meds definitely impact me that way.

        1. Well, I had two brain spasms in 2017 while dealing with an illness, that caused my blood pressure to go very high, and that is the cause for most of my issue now.

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