For the past week, I have been deep in edits on Searcher. (Yes, I’ve finally solved my dilemma of a few weeks ago.
At any rate, I’ve been slaving over this book long enough to experience the many different emotions of a writer editing their book. Today, I’d like to highlight the stages I’ve gone through in the past five months that I’ve been editing this baby. Mostly the negative ones. (How’s that for inspiring?)
Editing H-E-Double Hockey Sticks
It always starts like this:So confident. So pumped. You are going to make that novel SHINE!
It doesn’t take long for it to start feeling like this:
You’re working day after day, with no dent in sight. You’re starting to wonder just how long this is going to take.
There are days when you feel like you’re dealing with a spoiled child.Please be good. Pretty please? I’ll give you whatever you want!
Then there are days when it feels more like this:And this:
But don’t worry. No matter how bad it gets, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It doesn’t last forever. At some point, you will finish. (Right? Right?)