Silly Writing Tips – How to enjoy editing ..

 

Feeling glum.

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!

Disaster.

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

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. A.S. says:

    Editing is definitely a pain! What I do is that after completing a piece of writing I leave it alone for days (maybe 1 week) and do other work. Then afterwords I read it again with outsider’s perspective…helps me to see the work in new light and realise mistakes.
    (I don’t know what is wrong with my wordpress…I can’t seem to like any post or see your blog 😦 , hopefully it will get fixed soon)

    Like

    1. The Silly-Savvy Salopian says:

      Yes, editing is pretty boring. I can see so many errors when I re-read what I thought was fab at the time of writing!

      Liked by 1 person

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