Oh, the Editing Process!

Michelle Muto

Ah! The writing process! As writers, we go through highs and lows when writing. We LOVE new ideas. We love the first days of working on something new. But after months of work, the revisions start. It’s when writers find major plot holes and issues. It’s when we start to have a love-hate relationship with the manuscript.

The past week, I’ve been rather cranky as I’ve gone over what I’ve written. I do it every time. I find something that upsets the balance of the book and am forced to go back and fix it.

While all my writer buds are happily blasting through thousands of words a day in NaNo, I’m pouring over chapters and ripping stuff apart and fixing things. This is how I felt about the current work in process last week – and probably how my characters felt about me:

That’s okay. Trust me, every writer…

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