I’ve been going over Little Black Stormcloud week by week, and cleaning it up a bit more day by day. I’m happy I am, as I keep finding little mistakes. That is one of the joys of being an independent author, being able to go back and change something that’s wrong.
It’s interesting the little things I’m catching now that would have slipped by me before. I’ve always read books, but your own writing is different than someone else’s writing. Even before I was an author, I could pick up someone else’s writing, and tell you their grasp on grammar.
But now that I’ve started editing this work again, there’s some stuff that just stands out. Nothing glaring, just small stuff that could be reworded in a better way.
They say practice makes perfect, and I believe it. Now that I’ve got several works under my belt, I feel like I finally know. I don’t know how to put it to you all other than that, you just know. Treat it like Michelangelo treated marble, chip away the imperfections and expose the statue already contained in the stone.