I have to take a break from editing to just write something. Write anything. Even if it is just the fact I am over editing!
Now I am up to editing pass number 3 and I am STILL finding errors. The odd typo (“sought” instead of “sort” – how did that happen?) and I’d missed some shifts from present to past tense. Have I got them all now? MS Word keeps changing my commas to semi-colons. I hope Microsoft is correct!
I know there is a bit somewhere that I copied and pasted into another, earlier page and then missed deleting the original placement. How do I find it? I read a bit and think I’ve read it before, but was that is this draft or an earlier draft? I’ve deleted stuff this pass. I figure that is a good thing!
I’ve standardised all the paragraph styles and heading styles and set all the images to “in line with text” which I believe is the right choice.
The other day, I noticed an author stating she usually edits seven times. SEVEN times? OMG, I’ll have gone crazy by then. OK, some say I am already crazy, but that’s their problem!
In a nutshell, I think I hate editing. Maybe each pass is different, I don’t know. I’m scratchy! My eyes hurt. I want to sleep.
I think I’m building up to a slash editing – as in cull stuff. Either way, I am not enjoying editing pass three.