No More One More Time’s-es

It’s done, finished.

No more re-reads, no more tweaking. No more, ‘it’s ok, I can fix that later’. No more second chances.

 My favourite phrase: ‘fierce embrace’. I came across at least five in the last edit that I’d missed in all the others. Sheesh!!!

 Best tip I can pass on: Format your MS using a serif font, large size, and justify the text. This approximates how it will look on a page. You’d be surprised at how many bloopers you’ll find. I was.


“I don’t write for an audience. I don’t think whether my book will sell, I don’t sell it before writing it” – Ann Patchett

P.S. WordPress is having a hissy fit and won’t allow me to directly link Ann’s homepage, hence her address after her name. If anyone has any clues as to how fix this please leave me a comment.





14 comments on “No More One More Time’s-es

  1. It must feel fantastic to know you are finished editing! Are you publishing to print or ebook or both?


    • Widdershins says:

      Hi and Welcome Mermaid … both … the ebook will be out on 7th September and the print version will be available about a week later … and yep it sure is a good feeling!


  2. Dana says:

    Yay! One step closer……


    • Widdershins says:

      Thanks for dropping by Dana … one more step to go … and then it REALLY gets interesting!!! … and virgin territory all.
      I’m tempted to burst out in that wonderful song from ‘Sweet Charity’ I think it was, by Shirley MacLaine “If they could see me now” 🙂


  3. Lisa says:

    Congrats! We are so happy for you. We will be picking up the print edition for sure:)


  4. jannatwrites says:

    I’m glad you made it through the edits. I’m sure the week will just fly by 🙂


  5. s.p.bowers says:

    I think as an author I could always find something that needs fixing. We just have to know when enough is enough.

    Congrats on being done. It must be exhilarating.


    • Widdershins says:

      Sadly some authors fall on either side of that wonderful mean. One of my favourite quotes is from ‘The Gambler’. The ‘gotta know when to walk away’ one … Thanks for the congrats. ‘Tis exhilarating indeed!


  6. londonmabel says:

    One more day!! (For me, that is, cause I’m gonna ebook that sucker.)


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