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Taking Flight

Posted by Cassi J Reed on June 7, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Hi all,

Well, I've just starting to get back into writing. It's been way too long, but I've finally decided to spread my wings and step off that cliff. So, here I am.

I'm lucky right now to have two coming soon books. They are re-releases and that at least gets me back into the game.

I'm also an editor at Moongypsy Press and that has kept me busy. As a matter of fact, I just ended up redoing a manuscript that got messed up as far as formatting. Our poor formatting person about tore his hair out before sending it back and saying, tell the editor to fix this.

I learned more about Word than I had before, and that's a good thing. I know how to see the editing marks in it now and can see how badly a manuscript can come across when formatted.

Authors, if there is one thing I've learned after removing a million extra spaces in an eighty thousand page book, it's this: Let word end your sentence and bring it back to the left of the page.

Only when you are starting a new paragraph, then hit enter.

Also, DON'T tab, let the formatters do the tabs. A good publisher friend of mine told me she prefers the author's to not use tabs.

I know a lot of us type in Word or other word processing programs like we'd write on paper, or for those of us who remember what a typewriter is, we manually work the tabs and what would be a carriage return to get back to the left side of the page.

Word processing programs do a lot of that for you, sometimes without you even realizing it.

Anyway, enough of that.

Today would have been my older son, Shane's, 22nd birthday. I sure do miss him and his conversations. He could talk up a storm. We always told him he should be a lawyer. lol He could talk you to death.

Well, that's it for my first blog here. Look for more. I'm going to try to do blogs on a regular basis. They won't always be about writing. They'll be on whatever I have on my mind that day, week or whatever time frame I decide.

I'll keep you posted on that.

Have a great day!

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