I am warming up to editing. I really am. In fact I can go through about two revisions without glazing over too badly. Printing the story out helps a lot. What I hate hearing are those sick writers who love to edit. It makes me wonder if maybe I am trying to break into the wrong profession. I breathed in a huge sigh of relief when I found out I am not alone. There are others out there (sort of sounds like aliens doesn’t it.) And maybe we are; we are the oddball writers who are the aliens in the writing world.
Well – did I say authors, as in plural? Okay. Lets try at least one other author.
Kiersi Burkhart has a similar dislike for the editing process. I think she hit the point of loving to write means learning to tolerate editing. In her words “… over time I’ve been building up my resolve, and packing it together like a mud pie from lots of little shredded pieces of sanity.”
Tabitha Olson actually loves to edit, but has to admit there is a breaking point for even her. Load off my mind – I almost wanted to despise her for loving to edit. Not really. But it is a nice comfort to know everyone has a burn out period.
Kelly Hashway is just nuts. In a good way of course. She writes a million words a day and edits clients manuscripts. (Perhaps I am a little jealous of her love of editing.) She edits for clients, a small publisher, and herself. Even she admits that editing herself can be a bit daunting, not because she doesn’t like it, but because it’s hard to not see your story as a whole.
Each author blogged about their editing woes on their own blogs – click each name to get to their posts. These are related articles to my dislike of editing.
How are you with editing? Do you love it or hate it? How do you make it through an edit. Tips and tricks are welcome!
(Next week’s Fun Fact Friday will be on an alternative day due to an authors busy schedule. Look for it to be swapped with Thoughtful Tuesday.)