Five Things about Editing.


I am in the hell of editing. I know some authors enjoy the process. I am not one of them.  So here are five things about editing:

  1. We hates it.
  2. Also, we hates it.
  3. Commas are an abomination from hell.
  4. ‘Delete’ in no way is a plausible auto-correct for the word ‘joy.’  I am still trying to determine how that particular mistake happened.  What on earth did I originally type in that delete became the alternative?  Or what was I thinking that I wrote delete instead of joy?  So confused.
  5. There is not enough chocolate in the world to bribe me into enjoying editing.

The moral of the story?  Editing is necessary, but a massive pain in the arse.

I do love my editor though.  Hot Tree Editing is brilliant.  Me? While editing, not so much.  I’m brilliant while writing–occasionally.