Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Polishing Some Hidden Gems

Spent part of the morning rewriting and editing a children's book I wrote some time back but lost confidence and perspective over.

Now that I was looking at it with fresh eyes, the first draft actually looked good enough. Needed some work, and heaven knows I don't know if the book is something a publisher would want, but today, it doesn't feel like it sucks.

So I polished it and sent it to a first reader, asking her to edit, cut unnecessary words, simplify where and if used big words. Once she's done, I'm sending it out into the world, to try to find a home for it.

Meanwhile, Laura-Kim at HarassedMom is expressing her horror about child trafficking and urging us all to take action. For more information on what we can do help and protect abused children here in South Africa, visit the web sites of Shukumisa partners Childline and RAPCAN.


tiah said...

Wow - submitted this, getting ready to submit that - WTG!!!

Damaria Senne said...

Thanks Tiah. I go through stages when I write and write, everything just has to get out. Then I hate them all and put them away and pretend they don't exist. later, good sense persists and I start looking at the work again. Some of the stuff still suck, but every so often I find something that actually give me hope that I can actually write:-)

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