I’ve been buried under a pile of editing, and have for a while semi-avoided the subject of the book I’m writing when I’m around friends, but they usually bring it up.
“So, how’s the book coming along?”
In embarrassment I tell them I am still editing and revising.
They may raise an eyebrow and say, “Still?”
I shyly admit, “It just keeps getting better.”
I’ve read that to be a good writer you must read, read, read, and write, write, write. I’m adding, edit, edit, edit, and revise, revise, revise.
The thing is, most people don’t actually understand what editing and revising truly entail. Continue reading