I am deep into the editing phase on book two so I thought I would have a little fun with a few of my favourite editing quotes!
“Editing is like killing your story, and then slowly bringing it back to life.”
Yep, I’m feeling a little like this at the moment. When you read your draft you are so smitten with the story that you don’t take time to really look at what you wrote. Once you do take a proper look you wonder how the heck it will ever make a book. Never fear that ugly ducking will one day become a swan!
“Editing is everything. Cut until you can cut no more.”
Been there done that. I find I become more brutal the further in I go. At first I am all… “No I can’t do it! It’s so beautiful! It just needs a tweak!” Later I am more like… “Hack that abomination out! It’s never going to work, and I don’t need it anyway!”
“Everyone needs an editor.”
Why is it that I can spot a single typo instantly in someone else’s work, and when I read my own I can skip right over ten? Ho hum…
“Write drunk edit sober.”
I have never tried writing drunk…maybe that’s what I’m doing wrong? 🙂