on The Book Designer:
Editing your novel can be overwhelming, confusing, and a downright hair-pulling experience. I know it was for me at first. Especially the overwhelming part.
So much to keep track of. Where to begin? And the one that haunted me at night… Is this book any good?
I put off editing for months and months, and even years. At some point I realized that I’d never get my book done and published if I didn’t actually face the mountainous task that was editing my novel.
So I turned and faced my book and all the work I imagined lay ahead of me.
And I realized I was facing in the wrong direction.
I was so focused on myself and that wasn’t working.
The end product wasn’t for me, not really. It was for the reader.