Friday 5 April 2013

A-Z of Writing - E

I've never had a MS professionally edited so when I 'edit', it's a much more amateur affair - cutting rubbish, elaborating when needed, spelling errors, making sure it reads well and that everyone maintains the same name throughout.

Editing can be an absolute nightmare. With a previous book, I had to rewrite from the 6th chapter to around the 38th. But it can also be fun. I don't edit as I go so it's the first time I read what I've written. And then there are the spelling mistakes and autocorrects you hadn't noticed beforehand (wellies to willies? Hilarious).

How do you find editing? Heaven or Hell?

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  1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I personally hate editing, especially if I have to edit a lot of what I've written. However, editing is the only sure way to perfect your writing.

    1. It can be disheartening when you know you've a huge slog ahead of you but if it needs doing, it needs doing. Doesn't mean we have to like t though :-P

  2. It depends...if everything seems to be flowing, it's fun. But if it's all falling apart, it's torture!

    Have fun with A to Z!

    Jenny at Choice City Native

    1. Yep, I've had some falling-aparters. Not nice at all.


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