It's SUMMER VACATION!!
As I said in my update post, I am doing a study abroad program in Brazil and I leave today. This quarter has been fun, but hectic. I learned so much from my classes that can actually be applied to the real world (I know shocking). It's a long flight to Rio, an early morning for orientation the next day after we arrive, then five weeks of learning and exploration. I may not be on here as much, but I will try to share bits and pieces of my experience abroad.
I finished the first round of editing for Our Father after seven months. Though, I only worked on it during winter, spring, and a little bit of summer break. The focus was on taking out scenes and sentences that didn't fit and replacing it with words that expressed what was going on. The edits were color coded for organization.
Purple: Explain something that is too vague
Red: Take out
Green: Add description/detail
Orange: Move a sentence or paragraph somewhere else
Blue: Change wording
I printed out my entire manuscript and went page by page cringing, laughing, and yelling at my characters. That took me about two weeks during winter break. Then, I made corrections to the typed version on my computer and a week ago. After my trip, the second round of editing will commence.
*Photo by Herson Rodriguez
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