May 29, 2010

The joys of editing...

Writing is definitely a love/hate relationship. Editing, on the other hand, is a hate/hate relationship. So just to make it official, I hate editing!
Why can't Draft 1 ... or even Draft 2... just be perfect the way it is? It would make life so much easier for the writer. I can hear Heather and Trav out there saying 'I told you so' so I will admit that yes, most of it I brought upon myself in my frenzy to complete Draft 1 by 12/31 last year. Still, dissecting every little scene and conversation trying to determine if I chose just the right word to describe a character's expression or action, trying to determine the best order to put the scenes in for story flow, trying to figure out if the character dashed into the room or if he just hurried into the room...
But, I can't complain too much. Editing is just another part of helping the reader experience the world I've created. It's part of helping them get to know my characters. Really, it's part of getting my work accepted and published so that readers can experience it at all.
So, with that in mind, I'll stop my complaining ... and get back to editing Son of The Shield.

1 comment:

  1. Add me to that list. I like editing in a weird, twisted way.


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