Friday, July 15, 2011

Editing Brain Explained

Why have I been so quiet on the blog lately? Because I've been editing my manuscript for my editor of HolyCowAwesome, Kristin Rens. This has given me editing brain.

Editing Brain: (noun) A state of being in which the brain dedicates each and every viable cell to the careful restructuring of a novel, chapter, scene, or sentence. While existing in the state of Editing Brain, one's gray matter will focus all neural energy in the direction of the novel at the expense of remembering things like personal hygiene, children's names, and how to speak.

It looks something like this:

I'll be back to blogging once I turn this in. In the meantime, don't miss the interview with Dawn Metcalf (see post below this) and your chance to win a signed copy of Luminous!


  1. I am right there with you, CJ - although I'm not editing on a fixed deadline right now, it's still draining the life force from my brain like some kind of soul-sucking demon that... sucks souls.

    I mentioned to a writer-friend yesterday that I will probably finish this latest draft out of sheer annoyance, rather than determination or discipline.

    You know. Less, "Must have goals for daily progress!" and more "GET OUT OF MY HEAD, CHARLES."

  2. I'm working on a rewrite (sans deadline) that is NOT easy. Can't imagine how hard it is in your shoes. Take care :)


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