The Cure - Editing Update

Sunday, August 25, 2013 JCWEITZEL 0 Comments

Progress is moving along at a steady pace right now with my editing of The Cure. I decided to take a quick break and write up this blog entry. In order to write this quick blog, however, I spent almost a whole day updating and redesigning my website. Hopefully I don't redesign it with each new post because wow, that took a long time.

Now to finally talk about the editing without completely boring you to tears. I just got done last week with the new content for the story. I was trying to just add a few chapters to help round out the novel. Instead of just adding the little bit that I hoped to add, I added closer to 100 pages of new content. What this means is that everyone gets to see more of what is going onside in the little town of Fairview, but it also means a lot more editing for me.

The new content is to answer all of the questions I got during the beta reviews. The main question everyone asked was, "What else is happening outside of the town?" To answer these questions, I decided to let another character that I had written some notes on come to life, so to speak. He is a scientist working with the military to study the stages of the infection and help contain the spread. His concerns of the danger eventually force him to leave the safety of the military post and also enter the town.

Writing the extra content reminded me how much fun the writing part of the novel is. I spend only month writing something, but then it takes another two or three months to edit that portion. Hopefully with practice I will keep getting better. All I know is that right now, it is a real drag, for me anyway. I am thinking that next time I will be hiring an editor because I am sure they can do it better than me or at least faster at the very least.

If anyone would like to help out and get an early look at my novel, feel free to let me know. I am going to be looking for more beta reviewers in a month or so. Right now I am reading back over the story on my Kindle then I will be reading it again while redlining it. After that, I just need the last round of beta reviewers to get in some final input. If all goes well, The Cure should be on sale by Christmas. Wish me luck!