You're probably right. I probably would never have if I wasn't getting frustrated with it.
You see, I never used to mind editing. Not at all. It was fun, but lately, I guess I could say in the last year, editing has become more of a chore. It's gotten to the point where I dread finishing a piece just because I know I'd have to edit it after.I don't know how you go about editing but for me it's always been a mix of editing while writing and editing at the end.
I know that the recommended way is to write a "vomit first draft" but it doesn't work for me. I have to edit while I write. Mind you, I don't edit too much during the writing process. Somewhere in between.
I also don't edit after each chapter is written, which I know some do.
So maybe if I ask you, my fellow writers, how you edit your material, my current aversion of the editing process will subside.
Do you edit chapter by chapter, in the middles of chapters or the whole thing?
Do you print it all and work with a hard copy or are you monitor bound?
Is your editing process different for shorts?
Anything else you'd like to tell me?
Categories: writing, editing, process