There’s a funny thing about writing books. I think I could go on rewriting for the rest of my life. But there’s a point you have to put a fork in it and call it done. When is that point? I don’t know. When an editor says you have a deadline? Yeah, that would be intelligent – but I’m not sure it’s really the endpoint. Becuase after that the editor is going to come back and suggest more changes. When the book is published? Sounds good, but sometimes there are new versions, and rewrites. So I don’t know, which is true of most of what I know about writing. I think Angela Hunt said something like, “Know the rules, so you’ll know what you’re doing when you break them.” Now that makes sense to me.
Published by Jane Carlile Baker, Author, Editor, Teaching Consultant
Jane has loved writing from the time she learned to hold a pencil. Her writing journey moved from that pencil to personal computers through the seventies, she edited for a hospital public relations department. The eighties found her owning a public relations business, publishing newspaper and magazine articles, and directing communications for a large church. In the nineties she published her first book and led critique groups and writers' workshops. In the twenty-first century she became a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project, published several more books, and began an editing business. Jane also loves raising chickens, dogs and alpacas, gardening, oil painting, swimming and hanging out with her family. View all posts by Jane Carlile Baker, Author, Editor, Teaching Consultant