Another post on my personal editing experiences.(Hey, you knew it was coming. Eventually the well was going to run dry.) I've creatively titled this episode:
More on Editing
As some of you may know, I am a big time note taker. (Moleskine! Love it. Swear by it.) I make notes on my books every day, through every step of the process. I'm a huge fan of lists. Maybe because I am a visual person. Maybe because if I don't get my thoughts down on a solid material, they will be consumed in the blinding jumble of my head. Whatever the reason, I don't have my notebook, I literally can't function.
Here's a peek from the pages I've written in the past few days.
Another huge part of my editing process is the stressing. The doubt. What novel would be complete without it right? Last weekend, I spent 24 hours thinking my whole idea for this book was complete garbage. I genuinely thought I was going to have to throw six months of work out the window. Not a pleasant day. Let me assure you. Felt something like this.
Good thing for friends and common sense.
So, yes, there are days when editing/Inner Editor makes me feel like this.
But in the end, I know it will turn out more like this.