Editing is really not fun.
Enjoyed the writing part but, on getting to the end, realised I had to go back to the beginning and start all over again, skimming, scanning and slicing. My so-called whole book is marred by the workings of my gubbins, i.e. the muddle that is the way I think.
Every now and then, I have shoe-horned in little extra anecdotes that, at the time of writing, I though were funny. On the re-reading, I realise that they are superfluous, rather than funny. And if I, the author, doesn’t even think they are funny on a second reading, then neither will anybody else!
Editing is so boring!
So boring, that I’ve so far had to spend two days hogging a table in McDonalds, in attempts to avoid the distractions at home. The result being: a Hubby complaining about the lack of clean laundry, and the lack of a clear kitchen work surface, and a script covered in pencil scribbles.
Hence today, I am faced with the really, really, really and more really boring part of the process – actually making the edits permanent. This is mega-boring, as it means I have to stay inside, in my gloomy cliff-top cave, on my computer, when …..
… outside, out there, the sun is shining and pleading with me to get out and play!
Can I resist?
Do I want this script to be worthy of consideration by Lucien Young’s literary agent, Independent Talent? Yes, I do, but ….
Oh, so boring!
Somebody save me, please! Just look at the sunshine out there!
No, I don’t have any silly, or savvy, tips about how to enjoy editing!
Tips required – URGENTLY!
Copyright owned by Jay Cool, Friday 29th November, 2019