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Saturday thinking

It's Saturday and the sun is shining, well at least for now it is. Yet here I sit glued to my laptop screen thinking maybe just maybe I've got it right now. The troubles of re-editing your own novel it is a battle in it's own way I have found. It can be fun but tedious at times when you re-write the same sentence over and over until you are finally happy with it. Now do not get me wrong i love my novel and the wa it is shaping up however I wish I could make the process go faster sometimes or know when enough is enough and just let a damn sentence alone.

My question today is how do you find editing your own work to be and do you have any other tips for us newbies to the editing process?

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A nightmare.

Don't revise as you go. Wait until you've at least finished the chapter so you've got proper context to edit within.
 
Smith;bt9694 said:
A nightmare.

Don't revise as you go. Wait until you've at least finished the chapter so you've got proper context to edit within.

Well...I think you should break it up into major parts to edit since if you wait till the end, you might have missed a mistake that might ruin a lot of tour story.

Well, it just sounds like a normal part of the process so far (I'm still a little jealous...), but if you get to the point where tou're constnatly changing things to make it "perfect" than you might want to pass it to a professional editor.

But look at the bright side. At least you don't have to use a pen, lol. I'm imagining a hell kinda like Sisyphus, but instead of a stone up hill it's constant editing and second-guessing :)
 

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