Shannon Stacey

RTB and weird chickenessence

First, I’m at Romancing the Blog today with a wish list of things I’d like Santa to tweak in the romance market. Pop over and add to the list.

Secondly, I always edit on hard copy—I’ve never been able to get my brain to process screen pages in the same way as paper pages. Anyway, when I’m doing not the fine tuning, but a broad read-through, I’ll jot a note in the margin and keep going. The most common notation—whenever I come to a passage that doesn’t flow right or I stumble over the wording or whatever, I just draw a bracket around it and write AWK. Naturally, that’s a lazy abbreviation for awkward. Sometimes those passages are an easy tweak and sometimes one passage can take hours to fix, so I never stop for them at that point.

Well, I must have had a bad day at some point, because I’ve got a pile of pages in front of me covered with it.

Awk Awk….Awk…Awk Awk Awk…Awk…Awk…Awk Awk…

I swear it’s like having some demented, B-challenged chicken as my writing partner.

5 comments to “RTB and weird chickenessence”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · November 2nd, 2007 at 8:56 am · Link

    And you having that great love of chickens and all…..


  2. Charlene
      · November 2nd, 2007 at 9:21 am · Link

    :lmao: You know, sometimes everything just comes out wrong. I have days like that, where I’m stumbling over all my sentences. Good thing we get to fix that stuff before anybody sees it.

    Loved your RTB column, although I think I will keep mum about my holiday wish list.

  3. Michelle
      · November 2nd, 2007 at 1:17 pm · Link

    I commented over at RTB. I think I may have written just a little too much… :shrug:

  4. Mandy M. Roth
      · November 5th, 2007 at 7:14 am · Link

    :wink: Clearly, you cannot be left alone with your doc.

  5. Shannon
      · November 5th, 2007 at 10:53 pm · Link

    Awk Awk. :crazy:

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