So, a few weeks ago, I put up a post about how editing is hard. This wasn’t necessarily news for most writers, especially those who have taken the time to polish a piece for submission or publication. It felt like news to me this time around. Even though I’ve gone through the process many times before, and I have a book out, this most recent editing and revision pass has been excruciating.
But now I’ve gotten to the rewarding part. I reworked over 300,000 words worth of variously revised chapters and scenes into about 132,000 words worth of beginning, middle, and climax. I just have a few scenes worth of falling action and conclusion left. I’m beginning to get excited about having a completed draft again.