Editing at footy training… and doctors waiting rooms…

Cold night in Melbourne…

It was a freezing night in Melbourne, and I had the task of taking 12 year old Mr N to his footy training. I went armed with only a print out of the manuscript I wrote in March and a pencil, ready for my task.

I had been editing this manuscript in bits and pieces over the last month or so. As it was printed out, I could take it with me everywhere. While not the ideal environment for editing, this manuscript has been shaped in the waiting rooms at doctors, physios and various specialists. I also sat in the car last night with the heater running with my print out and trusty pencil.

One advantage of printing out my manuscript and editing with a pencil (or a pen) is that I can edit my manuscript anywhere – I just need to carry the print out with me so I can edit it everywhere. My kids have also picked up the manuscript and added their edits too.

The next stage is to enter all these changes in to the manuscript on my computer… but I can say that it’s been through this round of edits.

Before editing, I also braved the cold and went for a half hour walk as part of Operation Move. Maybe this helped clear my head so I could get the editing done? You never know…

Where do you edit your work?

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  1. Hi Melissa. I too am braving the winter on this side of the globe. Luckily for us we have had a mild winter so far. I am finding it easier also to print off my manuscript and all the critiques that have been done by my online critique group and then I can look over, ponder, and edit accordingly.

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