Form annamaria’s Desk

Incantation Paradox is shaping up. I’m working on eliminating words that I’ve littered the manuscript with as if I didn’t know how to use a thesaurus or walked around with a third grade vocabulary. Believe me, it was a shock to discover this. My crutch word–now. When giving a speech many use and as a crutch while I’ve used now in my writing. I had a great laugh when my editor pointed this out.

Wondering if any of you authors out there also have crutch words you had to work hard to eliminate from your writing. I can’t be the only one.

To cut some of these repeated words I’m rewriting entire sentences making the manuscript tighter–a good thing. For the first time, I’m enjoying editing the manuscript. Ordinarily, I don’t like editing.

At the pace this is going, though, I believe the book will be coming out in the new year. Once the holidays come closer, I’ll have less time to dedicate to my writing and editing.

This is it for now. Will be back soon with another update.

About annamaria

Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish. Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.
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