Monday 3rd May 2021

I think I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with editing. I love to remake my story into something better but I hate spending hours staring at the same sentence wondering if this really is the best way of getting my point across. I also have to solve all the problem parts that I left in during the first draft because I didn’t know what to do with them. There is probably a lesson there about fixing things as you go along but I am not sure it is one I am going to learn.

One of my favourite things about the second draft is that by this stage I have a much better idea of who all my characters are and what their personality is like. I can use this information to improve my draft and give readers a better feel for the characters.

I am still learning a lot about the revisions process but I am starting to wonder if it ever feels as though a story is ‘done’. Maybe you just get to a stage where you can no longer deal with looking at the same words on the page so you push it to publish stage to escape from it.

I am hoping that I will be done with this round of edits by mid/late June which means that I could send it off to publishers while the next NaNo month is happening. That way I may just be too busy to panic check my inbox every five minutes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s