Yesterday I finally started editing again, but it’s still slow going, because I’m not as in the story as I was beforehand.
On one hand, I think I should read it from the beginning again, to get deeper into the story. On the other hand, maybe it’s a good thing that I’m not so into it.
I have two reasons for this.
The first is that distance is good while editing. Very good. I know that the stuff I changed really did make the reading better.
Another reason is that while the beast isn’t chewing me up, I might as well take it a bit slower while looking for my crit partner(s?). So… I might actually have at least a few weeks while having a life.
So… I’m just going to take it a bit slower and maybe get some reading in. And also take a nap a little later, because my beautiful dog insisted on barking at random moments all hours of last night…
Another thing I decided to change while I’m at it: Sundays. They are now no computer days. I took one last week end and it was such a beautiful feeling that I want another one.
So that’s where I am. What about you? Anyone else editing? Anyone coming back from an editing burn-out? How is your writing going?