I keep coming back to this. I think becoming better at reading will make me a better writer. I need more concrete “How to” with some tools, though…
At this point I’m still enjoying my story. I’ve been told that’ll quickly change.
Today I sent the first two chapters to a professional editor who is looking them over for free. I also submitted the first three chapters to http://www.youwriteon.com/. Very curious to see what comes of these two things.
Now my brain is toast and I need to sleep for a week.
Well, I still need to type half of the last chapter and throw it onto AO3, but it’s done.
I’m kinda sad. I like these characters, I want to write more…:/
The way I read has certainly changed. I suddenly notice things in sentences that would usually pass me by, about grammar, structure, intention. How one sentence leads to the next, and when something doesn’t quite fit.
I used to get that a lot when I did a lot of editing at work, too, and I won’t lie, it makes reading more like work and less fun. But maybe it’s just a price I gotta pay to become a better writer.
My copy of Writer’s Market came today. I got the 2015 edition, just to see what it’s like and whether it’s worth it. So much to learn! Better stock up on coffee…