“The Editing Blues,” Double #shadorma, #NaPoWritMo

It’s day 21 (has it been that long?) of NaPoWritMo and I’ve been dug down deep in my editing den… Word Craft: Prose & Poetry will become a reality soon.

This is the general direction of the book cover. I know there will be changes. Wendy Anne Darling, a dear friend, is making the cover. So, this double shadorma shares my pain. LOL!

"The Editing Blues"

necessary chore
when writing
to be read
who wishes to read a book
with many mistakes?

my head hurts
and I know my sight
has dimmed now,
commas and
semicolons will kill me...
the editing blues

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

I’m done for the day! LOL!

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Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

17 thoughts on ““The Editing Blues,” Double #shadorma, #NaPoWritMo

  1. Colleen, I love the idea of your ‘editing den’. I pictured, at once, an area separate from your ‘drafting den’! – it tickled me. But, over breakfast, it made a lot of sense to me; an area, a nook, a table, away from your usual writing space; a physical space where the mind works in a slightly different way! Editing is a pleasure and a skill quite different from drafting – I often find the process as exciting/hard work/playful as the initial writing. If, on a good day I manage to corral 1000 words (ha! that would be a good day!) I am not happy until that number has been reduced to 600 words: tuned, whittled, sculpted, trimmed. It is certainly half the fun of writing.

    Thank you for dropping by. Have a lovely weekend.

    (as I press send, I know I will be editing this ^!)

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    1. Thanks, Nick. Actually, I do all of my writing and editing in my “creative room.” It’s filled with crystals, incense, two lovely cats and a few plants. It’s cozy too. I have a comma issue. I never seem to use them at the right time. LOL! Thanks for your lovely comments. Happy Sunday, my friend. ❤

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      1. This sounds a lovely space. What incense do you favour – scent wise, I mean! Not which brand!

        Ah, commas! Exactly my issue! I do receive comments about my comma use – not that people mutter it under their breath as we pass – but not bad comments; curious ones! I take it as a good thing and try not to lose sleep over it 🙂

        Yes, commas and semi-colons! I have a shoebox full of semi-colons in my space. It never looks like it’s being depleted, but logic tells me otherwise!

        Thank you, Colleen. x

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  2. I’ve only published once, and I’m writing a novel now but my first editing process was rather enjoyable. I really enjoyed reading and adjusting the poetry. Though it was very tiresome. I still enjoy reading it up to now so I think it was worth it. Hang in there my friend. Though you know much more than me in this department. 🙏🏽

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