Reasons to Love Editing Your Novel

Uninspired Writers

Many writers have a love/hate relationship with editing. My favourite writing quote, and one I refer to often:

“I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” – Shannon Hale

I love the idea of shovelling your words onto a page and later coming back to craft them into something bigger and more beautiful. The editing process of novel writing can be incredibly daunting, tiring and tedious. But it’s also a magical process. Which is why I wanted to share some of the reasons to love the editing stage of writing a novel.

1. You get to read through your raw ideas/thoughts
I don’t know about you, but my first “edit” is essentially me re-reading what I’ve written and highlighting weak areas/sentences/words. And although it can be disheartening to see the pages fill with more…

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