Sunday, November 15, 2009

Editing & More Editing


Since I'm taking the day off from editing, I thought I'd update.

Alma the Younger is finished! At least as far as I can get it without extra eyes. On Friday I sent it off to the alpha readers. Soon I'll be back to working on revisions to get it into shape for submission. So far, I've received great advice from the alpha readers, and the most important news is that the story works. Yes, there's some fine tuning to be done, but overall, no major changes.

As I'm waiting for final verdicts, I've started working on the evaluations for Women of the Book of Mormon. If you remember, this book was accepted last summer by my publisher. But since there wasn't a firm release date, I moved forward with drafting Alma the Younger and put off revisions until I was notified by the publisher. Well, I was notified a few days ago to get going (in a nice way, of course!).

With a bit of trepedition, I pulled up the three evaluations. I had read them in the summer and remembered that there were some specific things I had to work on. So I wasn't sure if I would be dreading it or feeling confident that they were changes I could successfully make. I read through the evals again and came away with several things to improve and felt they were very doable! So I was relieved and won't be spending a week or two on it like I anticipated, but maybe 4-5 days.
THANKS to Walt Eddy of Death & Taxes 4 Writers! His review of Alma popped up on Goodreads awhile ago, but it was only today that I clued in to his blog post. It's one of the most interesting reviews that I've read :-)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Camille Fronk, "Desert Epiphany: Sariah and the Women in 1 Nephi," JBMS 9/2 (2000)

Heather B. Moore said...

That's a great article. I used it for research when I wrote "Of Goodly Parent".

Krista said...

Heather, thank you for the advice on sequels and good luck with your revisions! I posted a few examples of what I am learning on my blog, and give you credit there. Thanks again.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Yeah, Heather! Congrats on finishing Alma the Younger. I hope the reviews and edits a painless. =)

Can't wait for Women of the Book of Mormon!