I’m actually looking forward to starting work on editing The Onyx Sun.
I hadn’t planned on doing any editing this year. The plan was to just write and try to finish up the first drafts of the (way too many) projects I have started. That’s what my 1K-a-Day Challenge is all about.
But I have missed getting something ready for publication.
Yeah, I know. Everybody hates editing. And I…. “Hate” is not a strong enough word for how I feel about formatting for Amazon and Smashwords.
There is something about editing that appeals to me.
I like focusing on details. Writing is very “big picture.” At least, it is for me.
In a first draft I don’t worry too much about word choice – I just leave myself a note to look for a better word later and get on with it. Likewise, I ignore repetition. Who cares if a character has shaken his head twice in the same paragraph? Not me, not in a first draft.
And I like seeing it all come together into something that I can share with others.
The Onyx Sun is now printed and in a three ring binder, and tomorrow is a day off from work. My editing bag and I just might take a walk to the library where I can spread everything out and attack it with paper clips and various colors of pens and highlighters and Sharpies and Post-It Notes.
Unless, of course, I can’t wait that long and take a chapter or two to work with me today…