Everyone absolutely despises at least one part of the writing process.
For some, it’s coming up with (and starting to work on) a “good” idea. For others, it’s actually finishing a writing project.
And for many — myself included — the most dreaded part of writing might actually be the most important: Rewriting.
Rewriting and editing are closely connected, but vastly different. Editing involves polishing and perfecting what you’ve already written and (hopefully) decided to keep. But you can’t really do that until you’re sure — as sure as you can be — that the text on those virtual pages is phrased and arranged the way you want.
And if you decide it isn’t … well. Then you have to do it over.
Maybe only a few sentences or pages. Maybe the whole thing.
Which is terrifying. Because … look at all the work you already did. Let’s say you…
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