Novel Editing: A Love/Hate Relationship

Uninspired Writers

Morning storytellers and world travellers. I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week.

I’m going to jump straight to it; does anybody else have a love/hate relationship with editing? I certainly do!

I asked on twitter this week, if I’m mad because I am really enjoying editing my novel. There was a mixed response, but overall the general reaction seemed to be that sometimes people love to edit and sometimes they hate it.

In today’s blog post, I’m going to list some of the reasons we writers hate to edit, and the flip-side positive of those points. In other words, a reason to love editing.

1. Editing is not as fun as writing a new story
Most writers are full to the brim with ideas, with new story inspiration hitting them all the time. This can make it quite hard to stick out the gruelling task of editing. I too…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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