Editing: Fun? Not so much.

Peanuts/Editing

Peanuts/Editing

Editing.

Oi, some would say it’s easy and others would lament it’s the hardest thing they had ever done.

What's in my head? by Cynthia

What’s in my head? by Cynthia

I’m with the latter group. Haven’t I already poured out my heart and soul out to these pages? My wrists have bled out and tears have been shed. Now I have to go back, review the yarn that spewed out of my head, and clean it up.

Crap. There’s bad grammar, cheesy dialogue, and flat scenes. And what the hell was I thinking when I wrote that chapter?

But, unfortunately, it must be done. If I want a good product then I have to correct the mistakes. Yeah, yeah I know if it was easy everyone would do it.

I’d like to take this moment to give props to the professional editors. They’re superheroes in my humble opinion. Editing is crazy.

Mighty Mouse by Paul Terry

 
Mighty Mouse by Paul Terry

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3 thoughts on “Editing: Fun? Not so much.

  1. Well, if it helps any, I am sure your book does not need as much editing as the Peanuts cartoon posted above.
    –JW

  2. I feel your pain! Just finished editing my book a few wks ago. No fun indeed but a necessary evil.

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