Spotlight on Writing

WRITER DOUBTS VIA EDITING

Image result for free clip art writingI have been going through edits with the editor and the only thing on my mind is:

I’M A HORRIBLE WRITER!

Let’s back up.

I can’t be a horrible writer if my manuscript was picked up by a publisher….

I’M A HORRIBLE GRAMMAR-IAN!

Maybe that’s it. I’m great at writing, but my grammar skills are horrible. This is not news to me or my school teachers. I know this fact, my grades reported it, and the teachers did their fair share of reminding me, YOU SUCK!

Maybe, I should keep this secret to myself?

Too late.

I NEED TO REMEMBER ALL THESE EDITOR’S NOTES! That’s my next step. I read and re-read each edit note in hopes of remembering the lesson for next time.

GOOD NEWS!

I make the SAME mistakes – A LOT!

Deep down in the pit of my stomach, I’m hoping I’m not as bad as I think. Yet, if I am, my hope is to learn from this and make sure that I DON’T make at least half of these mistakes with the next manuscript.

FINGERS CROSSED!

 

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Spotlight on Writing

Not again, whyyyyy?! 

There is something to be said about reading through your manuscript for the third, fifth…seventh time that makes a writer want to slowly crawl into a cave.
You know your story back and forth, front and back, upside down and right side up. So why must you read through it….AGAIN!?

Because, just like a toddler screams, BUT WHY!? And a ten year old screams, LIFE ISN’T FAIR! You, dear writer, must.

There is no easy way, set it aside, come back later, again and again. You must, because without it, it’s not great and it’s not going to make it to editors’ desks.