Editing and random notes

ROW80Well, I guess there was good reason for my inability to finish this manuscript, because I’ve started my edits from the beginning and I’m going through my pages of random notes, and there the mss. needs a lot of rewriting. What’s here is good, mind you, I am hitting the points I want to hit, but structurally there’s still a lot of confusion and muddled approaches, all of which need to be straightened out before I can proceed.

I have to admit that editing is always scary for me, since it involves looking at my work objectively, without either horror or adoration. Getting into a good frame of mind for that is hard. But that’s what needs to be done, so I am determined to work my way through it.

Here’s the blog hop link for this check-in. I’ll post again about how things are going, and look forward to the next round.

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Editing and random notes — 4 Comments

  1. I tend to do editing as i go along, which slows down the writing process too much. This time, I’m trying to simply finish the book before I start editing again. I’ve got around 25K words still to go, I think. Surely I can do that without going back and editing my previous words, right?

  2. Thanks so much, guys.

    And I’m sure all of you can persist through your own worries inside. We all have them, it seems.