Another week and I finally have got back to editing the pathetic first draft of my next manuscript. It is written from the point of view of two characters. I have edited Carli and through the process she has grown and revealed herself to me in many new ways. Great. And now I start with Bronwyn. Already I see even more problems than I realized.
Of course, there’re all the little words like just and still and really and but that need weeding out. Then there’s the consistency of timing between the two story threads and who has revealed what to whom when. And there’s tying up loose ends.
But really, is it still just another story with no worth and no one to read it?
Hmm. Yes, editing is a huge and important part of the process. And so is doubt.