I am very lucky that I like editing. I feel like the first draft is the most painful. They get better after that. I kinda feel like this about formatting and proofreading though: “I feel like my middle daughter sitting at the table to do homework and crying that it is too hard, when the fact of the matter is I just don’t want to do it.” –S.M. Starley
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I am in the process of editing my debut novel, going through and taking out as many was’s, had’s and ly’s as possible. It has been a very slow and painful process for me. I would liken it to pulling teeth or trying to trudge through quick sand.
I have found myself filled with inspiration and ideas for book two, which I put on hold to do the editing because that should be the priority, right? I want it to be as flawless as possible since I sadly can’t afford a professional. Hopefully once I am ready to publish the errors will be insignificant or better yet nonexistent.
Getting distracted with the excitement I feel for book two makes the editing even harder. I feel like my middle daughter sitting at the table to do homework and crying that it is too hard, when the fact of the matter is…
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