Speed Editing

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I’d like everyone to repeat after me: Procrastination is bad. Procrastination is bad. Procrastination is bad. 

I am FINALLY ready to start editing Wildflower Crown. It needs SO much work. I need to stick with the schedule I set to get it published on time, hopefully in May or June. (I forget which day I actually circled on the calender, but it’s set for when the weather is warmer.)

Since I procrastinated so much, I want to have the first draft edited by next weekend, not including scenes that need rewritten or just written period. (That will be for the second draft. I’ll have two weeks for that.)

Sometimes I forget that writing is work. It’s fun and I love it, but it really is difficult at times.

I may be a little absent from WordPress this week, so now you’ll know why. It’s because I’m trying to get my ass in gear. (Also, I’m not going to talk about how much school work I have on top of everything. AND on top of that, I have the hiccups. Poor me, I know. :p )

Is anyone else editing too?

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7 thoughts on “Speed Editing

  1. I am. It seems like a never ending thing! A ms I started writing 3 years ago I’ve just gotten back from my proof readers and it needs so much work. Feel like I’m drowning. Edit no 2 it is! How we suffer for art! Good luck 🙂

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      • I am so impatient. All good things to those who put the graft in! Maybe it’s because it’s my first that I’m finding it hard to see the light at the end? It just seems neverending right now.

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      • No, I had that problem too. When I published my first novel I thought it was all ready, but I gave myself two months to publish it since I figured that would give me extra time to market it as well… but I ended up editing it right up till the deadline, and then after it was published I found some more typos and had to fix those as well.

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  2. For me, it’s during the proofing and revising that the writing actually happens. When I cut a paragraph or sentence, grab the dictionary or thesaurus, look up a rule and decide to break it, I always think–now I’m writing.

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    • That’s true for me as well! The first draft is all about getting the ideas out there, but the writing comes later when you make the descriptions really stand out (or exist, in my case) and you write scenes to flow and make an impact rather than to just exist.

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