Editing Seer: An Exercise in Self Flagellation

Writing can be difficult and sometimes feel like pulling teeth but for the most part it’s a wonderful process.

Editing, however, is the bastard child of Satan and a Grammar Nazi.

I hate it.

Hate it.

Seer is currently going through that process.

In an effort to make this as painless and efficient as possible I’ve decided I’ll do a pass where I review and implement any cosmetic or simple quick fixes throughout the entire manuscript. During that initial pass I’ll take in the more intricate and detailed edits necessary and let those ruminate until pass number two when I actually attempt them.

The reason for this is because, at my core, I’m a naturally lazy person. Which for some people is a bad thing but for me it means I’m always working smarter and not harder.

What does that mean in the long run? It means that the manuscript is going to go through at least two, but probably three or four passes just to bring it to it’s second draft. God knows how many drafts there will be and how many (many) months will pass by before it’s ready for release but that’s a problem for future Emma.

Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend and

Bye for now!

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