Friday, July 11, 2008

Why I don't like editing

I met with my editing team this last week to go over the novel I finished a few months ago. It's a great novel, I now have that on good authority. But there are some kinks to work out. There always are. But editing, I have to admit, is my least favorite part of writing. It's the part that is the most work-intensive. The creating part is all-but over. The story is fleshed out. The end is determined.
Editing means nit-picking words and phrases. It means having to go back to those parts that were so hard to write that I sort of skimmed over them - and my editors caught-on. And, usually, by the time I get around to a big final editing session, I've already started working on something else and have to break away from the fun part of that project to fix the last one.
But, having said all that, there is a certain amount of satisfaction - a tremendous amount, if I'm being totally honest - that comes with finishing, truly finishing a manuscript.
So, I guess it's time to get to work.

1 comment:

russandkatie said...

I'm excited to read it!!!

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