Write? Edit. Edit? Write.

Unlike some writers, I’m not completely fearful of the E word. Or even the R word (rewrite), at least I wasn’t when I wrote my first novel. Staring at my second finished MS knowing it needs edits and even re-writes, I am having the hardest time bringing myself to launch into it because the third book is vying for attention.

When I first wrote Phoenix, it was an only child, but about a year ago, it’s little sister pushed forth and now a baby brother is ready to come into the world. I’m always fiddling with Phoenix, but it’s pretty much ready to leave the nest. Pardon Falls needs some loving, but it’s yet unnamed sibling is budding and I really want to sit down and write out some passages. I think what excites me most is that one of my favorite characters from Phoenix is back, and like catching up with an old friend, I am eager to sit down with Shiloh and see what she’s up to (which is always no-good).

I have the perfect excuse. My printer is acting up. I edit much better on paper (don’t worry, I use both sides so only a few trees were harmed during the writing of my novels). And, today promises to be absolutely glorious and one of my pleasures in life is writing on my back patio on a gorgeous day.

A view from my office

So, it’s settled. The Muse, Technology God and Weather God are all telling me to spend today writing the opening of my third and final book in the Phoenix series. Who knows, maybe something will come forth in this book that needs to be added to the second.

Happy Writing!

Of course I’ll be listening to this song all day:  U2’s Beautiful Day

About Kimberly Packard

Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of women’s fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 20 years. When she isn’t writing, she can be found rollerblading, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in North Texas with her husband Colby, Oliver the cat and a 75-pound lap dog named Charlie. Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors.
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2 Responses to Write? Edit. Edit? Write.

  1. I’d kill for a view like that to write in every day 🙂

  2. Sara Flower says:

    Wow nice view! 🙂 Jealous.

    I know exactly what you mean. I, too, am reworking my second book to get it ready for publishing, but what I WANT to do is get into that third book and fourth book. They will just have to wait for now. heehee

    All the best with your editing and re-writing!

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