‘Y’ she didn’t hire an editor…

I can’t possibly understand ‘y’ not.

And for the record, whomever ‘Y’ is, should be smacked. in the face. with a chair. made of steel.

She gives a bad name to those of us who want to create the best product we absolutely can, who go out beg, borrow, barter and plead for beta readers and honest opinions so we CAN make ourselves better before our books even hit the shelves. Electronic or otherwise.

So Y, bugger off. You and your eight week books.


Talking of editors and editing, I’m going to get myself a cup of coffee and poke at Annie to see if something happens. Before I go, though, I’m posting this to you, my dear followers, before anyone else.

Annie is coming out in October. Halloween, to be exact, and before she does, before the hullabaloo and the crazy that will be college AND a book release, I’m asking for guest posts to help me celebrate my first published novel.


Annie has literally been edited into existence. From her humble beginnings on Tonia Brown’s Celebration Station, to her current incarnation on my iPad, she’s taught me a lot about myself as a writer and what really makes up a story.ย  She’s also taught me what a headache the book writing process can be. In the spirit of headaches everywhere I’m asking for guest posts on editing.

Yes, editing.

Everyone talks about the ‘writing process’ but no one specifies what happens in the ‘editing process’ something that I’m looking to change and explore.

Because it’s fun.

I’m asking for contributions. The topic is editing, the body of your post is up to your imagination. Have a story to tell about your story? Send it! Hate editing? Complain about it here!ย  I’ll take anything and everything just remember to title your email EDITING FOR RJ (when you email me at rjameskeith@gmail.com) otherwise it’ll be deleted. And no one wants that.

So, my lovely followers, how do YOU edit?



  1. You’ve got it! I actually know what bit of editing I’m going to write about – a first for me. Usually I just stare at a blank document until my computer begins to cry real tears.

    You’re welcome to come and play on my blog, too, if/when you feel like it. I especially love seeing excerpts. And munching chocolate. But forget the chocolate. We’ll just do words for now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    take a great deal of work? I have absolutely no understanding of
    coding but I was hoping to start my own blog in the
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