Senseless Sunday Sarcasm : What I “know” about editing.

As I edit my draft for the I-don’t-know-how-many times, it seems the more I know the less I’ve learned.  

All I know about editing can be summed up in a few bullet points.

  • It’s far less painful to send the draft to an editor who will spot what you’ve missed.
  • Editors will point out EVERYTHING you didn’t know you’d missed.
  • You’ll wonder, “Why did I want to be a writer again?”
  • If you can’t develop a tough outer shell, you’ll be in pain every time your draft is edited.
  • No matter the skill of your editor, not everyone is going to like your genre or your style. They’ll be the first to write a review.

That, dear readers, is all I know about editing. I’m hoping that no one finds a way to write it on the head of a tack.  

That would be “tackless.”