Stepping Outside My Box

Last Update: November 01, 2014

I guess you could say that joining WA was stepping outside my box as I never, in a million years, thought I would be able to build a website and monetize it. However, this blog doesn't refer to that.

The Box

Most of you know that I'm a non-fiction author and editor, non-fiction as in mainly textbooks and legal documents. A friend of mine asked me if I would edit her new book. It's fiction. Fiction? Me?

Outside The Box

I don't know what made me say yes, but . . . we came to an agreement. I know that I can correct it for grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. But can I give it some zing? She wants zing.

The Good News

The author works with hundreds of other authors. She said if she likes my work, she will promote me to her friends. . . and at a much higher rate than she's paying me.

The Bad News

I'm seriously scared spitless! It's something new. I'm very busy. That old voice is saying, "Carla, you can't do this. You edit textbooks and legal docs. You've never edited a fiction book. And this one is a romantic thriller, to boot. Who you kiddin', gurlie?"

What if I. . . fail? (GASP, HORROR, SHOCK!!!)

Stay Tuned

If you hear screams in various parts of the world over the next few weeks, you'll know it's me pulling out my last gray hairs. Hopefully, I have enough Jameson's left to get through this project. I'm going out to restock the Guinness in the fridge tomorrow.

Bottom Line

If I could learn to build websites, I can edit fiction, right? I'm going to keep telling myself that.

Film at 11. . .

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Dgegegegwg Premium
You can...and anything is possible with Guinness!
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CarlaIves Premium
Now THAT I believe! :)
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JanineKruger Premium
I have no doubts, you can do it!
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks! Now I have to have no doubts. Working on that.
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cookma54 Premium
You can do it! Writing is writing ... fiction or otherwise! I believe in you. M
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Melody! I appreciate your belief!
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AngelaHall Premium
Good luck :)
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Angela!
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whitsunday Premium
Carla, It could be a very rewarding opportunity for you.
GO WELL from Janelle.
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CarlaIves Premium
I agree, provided I can do it. Thanks, Janelle!
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