I know, I know, I said I would get a prompt up on Friday. I ran out of time. Hush, now.
It’s Monday now, so it’s time to look at another reason why writing can be so gosh darn troubling. This week, we’re looking at editing.
Oh, no. The dreaded editing. Why must we suffer? I’ve met a few people who actually like editing, but as for me…nope. I put it off. I know I’m not the only one that does that.
The thing is, we feel amazing while we’re writing the first draft, like it’s the most amazing thing we’ve ever written, right? And then we look back over it, and it’s like… “What the hell was I thinking?”
It’s even more frustrating when the plot changes multiple times, and then you have to work backwards and try to make it consistent. I would know… I had to do that with the second draft of The Path to Biological. I’m on the third draft now and I’m still having to do major rewrites! Especially one character…she still bugs me.
I know, it’s hard to edit sometimes. I get it. But sometimes, we have to get over ourselves and get to editing. I don’t like it, but it’s a part of being a writer. It will all be worth it when you see your name on the bestsellers list 😉
So, are you ready to see your name on that list? Go get to editing. One, two, three, go.