Since the weekend, I’ve been busy making some small revisions to my soon-to-be-published debut novel, which is forthcoming later this year. My publisher’s editor suggested a few minor word-choice changes, which was straightforward, as I was able to do this by find and replace: there were about 38 words to change. Making selected vocabulary changes didn’t take anything away from the story: if anything it improved the novel, making it less repetitive.
After I finished reading through the manuscript again and making the necessary amendments, it was time for a lovely walk in the park to relax!
About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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