Back on the Editing Wagon


Yep, I’m proudly back on track today. Don’t ask me how many pages I edited, because I’m not concerned with quantity right now. I’m just taking my first bite of the elephant in over a week.

I’ve done a lot for work today.
I’ve done a lot of fathering today (no NOT making more babbies, I mean looking after the current noob).
I’ve even done some exercise (admittedly a puny portion… please don’t ask me if I “even lift” today).

And now I’ve done some editing of my manuscript. It can be done. Hells yeah.

What inspired me to get moving again? Well, I had a look at a good friend’s work a few weeks ago, and I finally gave him my beta-read-y comments. He emailed me back, and seems that some of the brainspew I hurled at him actually helped. Who’d have thunk it?

Wish me luck for tomorrow, and may hairy little demons lift your feet and carry you to victory whenever your own writing slumps.

Or, you know, you could have unicorns if you prefer.

How’s your Work In Progress going? Slumped? Pumped? I’d love to hear your updates.

Best regards,


About D.R.Sylvester

A Clinical Research Associate by day (google it), writer by night, D.R.Sylvester lives in Sydney, Australia with his patissiere wife and Siberian Wolf. His interests include travel, music (predominantly Metal), reading, & archery.
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8 Responses to Back on the Editing Wagon

  1. The baby’s cute, I’m glad you’re getting back on track, and my book was supposed to be out two months ago, but it’s stuck. Working on it! Have a good rest of the day!

    • I know those feels mate. I wrote that I was planning to be released by now *dies laughing*

      Thanks about the bub, all credit goes to my wife’s superior genetics. I kinda think she looks like yoda in this photograph though hehe.

      You have a good one too, and good luck with the WIP

  2. MJ Belko says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful baby! Hope everyone is well.

    My own writing is stuck right now, as I’m trying to find a way to illustrate my stories myself. Thinking about making clay characters and photographing them.

    • Thanking you kindly. We’re all doing great 🙂 the clay art sounds like an excellent plan! If you’re going to photograph it anyway you could mix up a few mediums maybe and throw in some cardboard backgrounds? Good luck with it 🙂

  3. Aw, sweet baby! I’m amazed you’re getting anything done at all.

    I am so pumped about my book right now! I thought the realization I still have 90k+ words to write before its done would be discouraging, but instead I’m energized and writing like a maniac.

    Wishing your little one many long and peaceful naps so you can get more work done!

    • Haha Thank you! And I’m trying to get bits done at least… Gotta keep that engine rollin’

      90k more to go? Dayyum, how long will it be total? I’m wanting to cut mine down drastically before it sees a test reader, from 125k to maybe 95… Then I’ve got some space to go back and add flavours to stuff. Little bits of intrigue, suspense or setting. Really good to hear you’ve got the writing pump at the moment. COME ON! Let’s do this! *sits at keyboard, sips tea, and slowwwly t-rex types a sentence…*

      • I’m probably looking at 175-180K by the end. I can probably cut quite a bit-endless adverbs and pointless dialogue- and finish at around 150-160K. Sounds like you have a lot to cut. Yikes!

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