Day 2 of reading second draft of CORNERS.
Today it's editing notes from my editor @araenel who is amazing. I’m letting you know this, of course, so you will never ever ever even think about hiring her to edit your books, because she is mine. In fact, I have her in my sock drawer. It’s very convenient. Here are things I have learned about my writing. Prepare to snort.
- I make my characters shake heads and whisper in exorbitant amounts. Also, raise brows.
- I tend to color the sky in hues of purple. Whatever happened to blue??
- I put in placeholder flat dialogue and forget about it.
- I’m having trouble timing plot reveals perfectly, so they come in either too early or too late for the reader. Also, too early or too late for the characters.
- I switch POVs too often, making my reader dizzy.
- In places I tend to go too fast, omitting explanations in fear of thinking my reader will become burdened, when the opposite happens. My reader gets confused.
What are your pitfalls?