Friday, August 28, 2015

It's summer time, a.k.a. editing time.

I wonder what the ratio is between writing and editing. I think it would be something like 1 to 15. For every hour you spend writing, you spend at least fifteen hours editing.

Ah, editing. That very necessary task. It shapes creativity into artful words. It changes scribbles into powerful stories. It turns simple scenes into visual masterpieces. It makes me want to scream.

Not really.

I don't mind editing. In fact, I find the practice to be most beneficial in developing my writing skills. There's nothing like correcting the same grammatical error ten times to break you from writing its when in actuality you mean it's. At the very least, editing teaches patience.

Happy editing!

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Cindy Cipriano lives in NC with her husband, son, and 27 pets. OK, maybe not 27 more like 2 dogs, 2 cats, and many, many fish. Cindy has taught middle school science since 2001 where many of her students voluntarily critique her writing with seemingly no regard for their grade. Cindy was named a NC Outstanding Science Teacher in 2009 by the NC Science Teachers Association. She has an M.Ed., and is a National Board Certified Science Teacher. Cindy is also a NC Certified Environmental Educator. Two of Cindy's short stories, "Miller's Island," and "What Lance Saw," were published in DOORWAY TO ADVENTURE in 2010. Cindy is a member of SCBWI, and the Drawbridge Writers Group. Please visit Cindy's webpage to enjoy a sample chapter from Cindy's work in progress, Amaberis. It's a YA about the consequence of dreaming up Mr. Right.