Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Editing a Manuscript - Ugh!
I really don't mind editing, I catch myself doing it all the time when I'm reading something. However, having said that, I am getting tired of editing my manuscript. As most writer's know, a lot of editing is done as you go along, I tend to backtrack at times and edit. My book is finished, but I've probably edited it to some degree at least 3 times. Now that I have the finished product printed out and in my hands, I am doing the final edit. The main problem I'm having right now is that this is my work and I'm missing stuff, some of it is obvious mistakes. I didn't think I would need someone to edit my book, after all I made an A in editing in college for Pete's sake, doesn't that count for something? Guess it is true, that's it's difficult to edit your own work. I've decided to finish my edit, then I'm going to hand off the manuscript to a friend, we'll see what they come up with. I'm hoping that the edit is fine, that will help me feel more confident about editing any future works. So, just wondering, any of you have problems with editing your own work?