Editing & Revising

I have this novel that I’m trying to get to a read-able state and WOW is editing more difficult than writing! I’m usually motivated to write, but editing seems like such a slog that it’s difficult to know where you are, what you’re supposed to be doing, and how close you are to your goal.

In my case, I’ve learned that I just need to re-assess every once in awhile, consolidate all of my notes to myself, put them in a checklist, and make myself tackle a few each day. During my latest reassessment, I also jotted down suggestions for an overall editing structure that I’d like to try with my current draft. You can see my spread above. Let me know what you think!


3 thoughts on “Editing & Revising

  1. I am dreading reaching the editing stage of my current project. It is going to be…a process, to put it mildly. Having a Revision pyramid and checklist seem like a good place to start. I’ll have to make a note of it for the future.


    1. Editing is really tough. And for the longest time, I floundered, convinced I was doing it “wrong.” In the end I had a week-long paralysis where I didn’t/couldn’t do a thing. By then, I needed to do another read through to figure out where I was, and that got me back on track! Good luck!

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