Normally, I whine and complain on IWSG day. Not this time though. I’m in a great place with my work-in-progress. I’m still editing, but man, is it fun!
Wait. What? Did Elsie just say she’s having fun editing?
Yes. Yes, I did. There’s something about fine-tuning the storyline, bringing all the little details together, and even catching the occasional dropped word that’s a ton of fun for me. It takes away my annoyance at looking for grammar mistakes. Lord knows I’ve got a ton.
I changed the way I edit and am so glad I did. Originally, I printed out the entire manuscript and attempted to comb through it, marking it up with a literal red pen. What a freakin’ mess that was. Once I decided to edit it on the computer, wow, editing seemed like less of a chore. I am able to get chunks of it done in one sitting instead of a page or two.
I may actually have this bad boy edited sooner than I thought! And, that truly excites me and keeps me on point.
Have you made any changes in the way you edit your WIPs? Have any good tips to help me along? I’d love to hear them.
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