Hey, all. It has been a productive week writing-wise, despite some interruptions. Whenever I start on a new project, I'm always in a great mood. I enjoy typing out my first draft and really discovering the story (remember: I never outline beforehand : ). It's a new adventure, much like reading a book for the first time.
Editing is always where I get my hangups. The reason I started a new project is because that I was so frustrated with editing, I wanted to delete the whole thing and forget about it. And that would be an absolute mistake because I really love this book and I would call it the best thing I've written so far.
What do you guys think of editing? Personally, I don't mind combing through it for word over-usage or continuity or the dreaded POV-shift. It gets tedious, but I can deal with it. I usually get frustrated when I take it apart piece by piece, analyzing each paragraph, each sentence, each word to make sure it is strong and what I mean to say. But the worst part is the "does this make sense?" part. It's hard for me to put myself in the mind of a reader when the book is something I've written.
Do any of you have that problem, or any problem with editing? Any advice for when I get back to it?