Book editing tip? Record the audiobook version.
I’m just finishing up the audiobook version of Spark. It’s better than another editing session.
I just read aloud, then figured it needed some work, so rewrote, then rerecorded a chapter from Spark.
Here’s the new text. I, unabashedly, love it. It makes me happy.
I tend to see things visually. I get these movie scenes in my mind and it’s often how I write—I just get down what I see as fast as I can in words.
The visuals keep coming and when I have this, I know I’m usually onto something. I see more of them.
I see kids laughing at their parents (as well as with them).
A mother crying because her daughter was more creative than they ever imagined and telling her story opened up a part of her she hadn’t ever witnessed.
An uncle who gets to know his niece better.
A young author who finally has an audience—her parents.
Strangers helping other strangers promote each other’s books.
Maybe a grandma helping out her son who’s helping out his niece.
A young boy who comes out of his shell and spills his imagination onto the page.
I see lots of things in Spark Campfire. What might you see?
If there are marshmallows, we might even get Li & Lu to visit.
Want to be a part of it? Come see what we’re cooking up over at spark.repossible.com.