01.31.11

Editing is Scary!

Posted in Writing at 8:08 am by Amber

This month I’ve been busy taking an editing workshop.  It’s been a wonderful experience and has forced me outside my comfort zone. 

For the past few years I’ve done NaNoWriMo and I’ve “won” more often than not. It’s given me confidence in completing a long writing endeavor and  it’s given me the courage to write and submit shorter pieces.  But something has been missing. 

I look back at some old works and know they don’t seem polished enough for publication but I haven’t been able to figure out what was wrong.  This workshop has been a great exercise in looking at my work as a reader and an editor.  Unfortunately, it’s made me rewrite this particular novel three times but it’s getting closer to a finished product.  I estimate it will need to be rewritten or revised 2 more times before it’s ready.

Did you do anything recently that was outside your comfort zone?  Did you learn anything from it?

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