From annamaria’s Desk

Editing is my least favorite task of the writing process.

Different things happen during the editing process I dislike the most:

  • changing repeated words
  • eliminating character’s names when mentioned too often
  • eliminating moving body parts (yes folks, I tend to have moving body parts in my descriptions, which make me laugh when my editor points them out)

Some of the ones I actually enjoy fixing are:

  • changing a sentence from telling to showing
  • providing a better explanation of something that happens
  • getting rid of inconsistencies

Because I don’t really like editing, I seem to find all kinds of excuses to keep me from the task. I need to buckle down and finish the second round of edits for Incantation Paradox if I really want to publish before year’s end.

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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