I absolutely love writing and enjoy the vastness of trying to put something on paper that I’ve been turning back and forth in my head. It seems like the truest process of writing. It allows for free-thinking, planning, and imagination.
That free process comes to a complete stop when it comes to editing. But, over the last few years, I have found the editing process even more important. My recent manuscript came back from the editor. The recommendations for changes were remarkable. It had some to do with my writing style but also some things in my plot I was missing. These were small but important things, especially a clearer picture of my magic, world-building, and conflict.
As a beginning writer, I felt it was important and rather essential to have someone with an outside perspective to evaluate my work. I have done this over and over again and have finally felt that I am making progress. Over the years, I have made countless mistakes and learned from them. I hope to get the process better so that it isn’t so difficult to adjust to this different writing style. I need to compact my words, improve my describing, and decrease my adjectives.
I really don’t want to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. I feel that I am really making progress. For the first time ever, I have editing excitement. I am going to take the next few months and really improve my work through clear and concise changes. Wish me luck.