Editing and polishing a novel is hard work and takes time, and their is no way around it. As I've said many times before, I am a person who hates when things linger. I like closure. I like tasks that I can finish all in one sitting. Editing is a ongoing process that you cannot just speed and muscle through, and it's painful for me. But this is an even more important step than the actual writing. Editing is what separates writers from authors.
It is so tempting to send a manuscript off to an agent or a publisher before it's ready, and after my latest blogs on pitching and pitch parties, I find that I've gotten ahead of myself and where my novel actually is in the process. It's a marathon not a sprint, and today I've had to remind myself that I'm in it for the long haul.
I Write, I Edit, I Write Again. Witness!
We're Making Better Words, All of Them, Better Words.
I Write to Burn Off the Crazy.
A Good Day Writing is a Day Writing.
It Puts the Words on the Page or it Gets the Hose Again.
Just Keep Writing, Just Keep Writing; Writing, Writing, Writing...