Editing Pains

Editing is hard. I think anyone who has ever written anything knows that. Recently, though, I have found something even harder than coming up with something better than whatever horrible turn of phrase I used originally and try to figure out what made me think it was any good in the first place.

Editing on a time limit.

I currently aim to get the whole thing done and in to my editors by March, which isn’t much time anymore. Not now that I have a day job.

Oh yeah. I got one of those. Yay!

It does eat into your editing time, though. A lot. Where before I’d have all day every day to work on things, I now have about an hour in the evening and the weekends, which get eaten up by having a bit of a social life and, of course, other ventures. So what’s a girl to do?

Well, write on the phone. I’m not kidding. I’ve been replotting and working on the stories on my phone during my breaks and on transit. I got one that can do that and it’s been helping. Not as much as actually getting time to sit down and write, of course, but I’m still getting a lot done.

Well, when I’m not procrastinating by blogging.

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