Every edit I do and complete I get excited about. My story just gets better--and in some cases a WHOLE lot better! So embrace your awesome editness and the chance you get to see where you went wrong in the first draft and perfect it!
Sigh, perfection. It's a beautiful, unattainable thing, isn't it?
So, I'm halfway through my Prince Tennyson edits! I haven't looked at this book for 6 weeks now. It's so good! Eeeh! I'd forgotten how good it was. <=Which, i can totally say by the way, because I didn't really write this one. Had lots of divine help and just channeled. Right? It's not bragging if you really didn't write it, right? Holy back flippin' cow, I can't wait for Kirsten to read it!
But first... Must. Perfect. So you wanna know the coolest thing that has happened while editing Prince Tennyson? Do ya? Do ya? (LOL! I'm so laughing at myself right now, I'm such a dork seriously! LOL! ) Anyway, I found the section i'm going to read out loud when this book gets sold. You know, the part you have to read at your launch party--or wherever!
Eeeh! Yes, I did warn you i'm a dork, right? Well, i have the canny ability to see the future--okay, so not the future-future, but where my dreams and goals end with this book. If I can see that vision, that hope, of where I see myself reading out loud from a published copy, then it'll happen. I know from experience, I'll just EDIT, EDIT, EDIT until I get there.
See why I love editing so much? For me, it's not the despair and discouragement that it'll never, ever happen for me--I'll never get it right, so I'll never get published. Nope, for me, it's the reality I'm one step closer to fulfilling my dream! I LOVE Editing!