I love the editing process, but I don’t know how many times I wondered if I wasn’t just wasting my time working and re-working chapters or paragraphs or sentences. Even words. If you’re a writer, you know what I mean. Sometimes it takes a while before you know you have it right. For me, there’s a feeling I get. It’s like someone inside is nodding: Yes, that’s right. You can move on now.
It helps having a writing group, too, and I am lucky to belong to one that meets weekly. I trust their feedback, and depend on them to help me flesh out ideas. Plus, meeting every week keeps me writing. There is a lot to be said for that alone.
Thank you to my writing group: Joan, Louise and Marty!