Editing sucks

Ok I have been editing Fall Leaves and the Black Dragon (my debut horror novel) for three or four weeks now and the labor sucks…its hard work.

Things I hate:

Adverbs
Wordiness
Rephrasing and repeating crap
Long paragraphs
Passive voice
Making stuff flow

But I am persevering and I think my book is a million times better for all my efforts…I just want to finish and set the darned aside. I can’t wait to get it back out there and see what people think of it!

I have other WIPs but I can’t focus on them knowing Fall Leaves and the Black Dragon is a mess.

Blah

Advertisements

One thought on “Editing sucks

  1. Ahh, editing. Yeah, it sucks. I’ve been through my first book probably seven times (three semi-major rewrites and at least four line edits). I agree that the books get that much better with each edit, but the one thing that I’ve found that is a really good thing is when I start making connections in the story that weren’t necessarily there before (at least consciously) but which I can now enhance a little to strengthen the story. Of course, my first draft was pretty horrendous, so it definitely needed all of that work.

    I’m the same as you, though. I can’t focus on other projects until I feel like I’ve finished the one I’m working on. Best of luck to you.

    Paul D. Dail
    http://www.pauldail.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s