Editing with Katie Cross

Photo-on-2011-02-22-at-15.31We have Katie Cross here answering some editing questions. Hope you enjoy a session of editing with Katie Cross. 

  1. What is your editing style like?

    I don’t really have a style. I take feedback from beta readers, outline/figure out a new plan, and edit through the story with that current outline/plan in mind. Then I take a break before the next edits.

  2. While on a deadline, how do you stay on top of your edits?

    I stay on top of edits with a deadline . . . pretty much never. I’m constantly pushing back deadlines.

  3. About how many chapters do you aim to finish a day?

    I don’t aim for chapters. I just start and move forward as I’m able. I’m not all that organized about it.

  4. How long do you edit for?

    I can typically work for about 3-4 hours before my brain blitzes. I’ll take a break several hours long and return for another hour or two. Sometimes more or less.

 

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Katie Cross – Miss Mabel’s School For Girls

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 12.24.15 PMNote from Devin’s Desk: Please welcome my friend, Katie Cross to the blog! Her new book is coming out tomorrow!! How exciting!??? Let’s give her a warm and big welcome!!

For me, writing a book involved a lot of staring at a computer screen, erasing text, pulling my hair out, and Pinterest.

Oh, yes. You heard right. Pinterest.

The power of Pinterest comes from the images. I always find photos that I want to remember and have access to, so I pin them to a board for later reference. So, I thought to myself, Hey, I’m releasing my first book, Miss Mabel’s School for Girls. Why don’t I give the readers something to look at in anticipation of the book?

So instead of a boring interview where I talk about how great I am, I’m here today to take you on a visual tour to give you a few ideas of what you can expect to find in this exciting new YA fantasy novel, Miss Mabel’s School for Girls.

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