Saturday, March 13, 2010
Are you a lover or a fighter?
Can I admit here that I honestly love the editing process? I love going through and finding my mistakes. I love reading other people's ms and finding theirs too. I can't wait to get my corrected pages back in the mail and going through it, re-creating.
I know that sounds sick, and to be honest, I am . . . a little. I can accept that. I love the puzzle of finding and fixing. I love overcoming the obstacles of a difficult fix.
I was going through my sequel and came to a scene that I thought might be better if I changed it just a bit. It was so fun to create something new where I'd had something else completely different. I'm amazed that it's coming from me, from my brain. I still can't believe it. I love these characters and their cooky experiences. I can't wait to write book three.
My editor has given me the advice to be careful when writing a sequel before your first book is done, and I am totally aware that some things may have to be changed, but to be honest, I don't think those changes will be too drastic. At least I'm hoping not, although, I suppose it doesn't really matter since I love creating new scenes!
So, tell me. What do you think of the editing process? Do you love it? Like it? Pull your hair out contemplating it, or are you like me? A sick, sick writer who loves a good filleting over the hot fires of revision.