Since I'm still deep in the throes of editing, I've decided you might as well suffer along with me. With that thought in mind, I'm writing another editing-related post.
As far as I know, nobody likes revision. I mean, chopping up your manuscript and stitching it back together again isn't exactly most people's idea of a fun time. But somehow -- and maybe it's all just warped my brain or something -- I don't really mind editing.
Okay, so my brain's definitely been warped. Let me explain myself, though.
I really love every part of the writing process, and I figure all writers do. Obviously, it's not all fun -- I don't actively enjoy editing. But I do enjoy the results: a tighter, healthier, more reader/agent-friendly manuscript.
The same can be said for outlining, which I really need to get better at. (In fact, after I've got my huge sweep-through edits done, I'm going to have to sit down and figure out the official game plan for book two. If I'd only done that for the first book, I wouldn't be having these editing woes right now. Ah well.)
So really, I think it all works out for the best. Time consuming, maybe, and a total headache, but definitely worth it. But what about you? Any thoughts?