So….I keep hearing that everyone is supposed to hate editing. I must have missed the boat or something. Yeah, I’ll admit, it can be super slow…………….but for some reason, as long as I know what to do, I enjoy it!
I’m sure one of the reasons I still like it is because of the amazing help and encouragement I have gotten from friends and family. 🙂
The thrill of reading a scene that you didn’t really care for after it’s been revised and is once again full of magic, flowing even better with the rest of your story….it’s so fun!
Another thing is that I had started missing my characters! Being cooped up with them all November as I tried to write their story, got tiring, but I realized how much I loved them when they were shelved and I wanted to write with them again! (Now I understand why people do sequels!) ;P As I dove back into the story, sprinting through alleyways and climbing over walls, I realized that I somehow knew the characters in an even deeper way than before. I had so much more of them to add to the feeble attempt I had previously done to write them down. And I have to admit….it’s one of the coolest feelings to read something that IS actually pretty good that you didn’t remember writing!
One of the bestest parts about editing is that my brother Mal is doing it right now too! I get to hear him sob, wail, weep, and howl about how hard and horrid editing is. I smile and nod or put on a show of sympathy….waiting till he talks himself out….then as he sits back down at the computer with a huff I watch his fingers work wonders as whole cities bow to his will and the pages before him come to life! THAT’S when I look at my screen….and sigh. ;P
Of course, I am looking forward to being finished with the editing so I can dive into the formatting and eventually the publishing process!!!!!!