Editing, The Hard Truth

Do you ever feel like not blogging?  Like all the ideas are stretched too thin or nothing works right?  Maybe it’s because you’ve just finished writing a wizards versus vampires novel and your burnt out.  Or you’re just tired.

Or maybe you’re just not looking forward to editing.  Not because you dislike rereading your manuscript a million times or because you think it’s already perfect [that’s boastful {even if it’s true? (it’s not)}].

Sure, editing is a long process of cutting out the bad and replacing it with good (not replacing it can be good, too).

But really, who wants to edit?  Don’t we just want to slap a title on it, give it to a publisher and let the winds of fate direct its course (and our fame?).  That sound way easier.  Then I’ll have more time to write the sequel…or that other story [or 12 (hundred)] bouncing around in my head.

Of course, if it’s not as great as it can be…

Eh, as long as people spread the word that it’s good and are excited about it, how good does it really need to be?  Punctuation? Not important.  Global, widespread appeal? Very important.  Style?  Voice?  Grammar?  Yes. Yes. Eh.

Gladiator reminds us that what we do echoes in eternity.  Might as well make as big a splash as possible while we can, right?

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About bkreuch

I like to read, I like to write, and I like to make people laugh.
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One Response to Editing, The Hard Truth

  1. blondeusk says:

    Editing – painful!

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