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 a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019. Leilanie has also published four poetry collections: Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their rambunctious toddler, a voracious reader of dinosaur board books. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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