But necessary. Currently I am ensconced in a brutal revision of the second novel of my werewolf series that is coming out in August, and I have come to the irrefutable conclusion that writing is the easy part. Editing is hard, and I think that the biggest problem with editing is that when you have written something, novel, short story, what-not, you want to be done with it. You want to say, "Ha! I have accomplished something. My work is done here!" When you put in all of that work and then have to go back over it to edit it, it makes it seem like your work will never be done. It is a terrible feeling that I know well. But on the other hand, editing is so important. I have read several disappointing stories lately which have made me really worry about people being disappointed in my stories. As much as I want to be done with my work and move on, I want more for people to appreciate and enjoy my writing. So back to that editing grindstone I go. Hopefully the results are shiny.
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My name is Jen Haeger and I have a degree in Veterinary Medicine as well as a Master's in Forensic Science, so I decided to forget all that and write novels. I used to read quite a bit as a youth, but was not introduced to truly spectacular writing until my husband showed me the works of Jim Butcher, Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and others. We are both enormous dorks and enjoy Science Fiction, Fantasy, Board Games, and RPGs, but also try to get out backpacking every once in a while (much easier to do when we lived in New Zealand). Cheers!