editing, emotions, Feet or Fins, writing

Tiresome editing :(

I’m finding my editing to be tiresome and longer than I expected. It looks like I am going to be re-writing the entire thing and since my last post I have only reached chapter 4. The thought of this makes me cringe and on any given day I can only manage a small chunk. Last night though, I did about 2 or 3 pages and that was a stretch for me 😦

I have no idea how long this is going to take and all I want is it to be over. My goal of being finished by now is completely shattered. I feel burnt out, but I have to continue. I’ve already gotten this far and I wonder if I’ll feel this way for my other stories? Is this a natural part of writing? The only thing that is keeping me going is the thought of finishing and publishing this book.

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2 thoughts on “Tiresome editing :(”

  1. Keep at it. The vast majority of good writing takes a huge amount of editing. Even individual journal articles can take years to get done. Also remember what Nietzsche wrote of hardship; (in brief) it will make you a better person. Below is a snippet taken from the page on Nietzsche at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy-

    “That Nietzsche was able to write so prolifically and profoundly for years, while remaining in a condition of ill-health and often intense physical pain, is a testament to his spectacular mental capacities and willpower. Lesser people under the same physical pressures might not have had the inclination to pick up a pen, let alone think and record thoughts which — created in the midst of striving for healthy self-overcoming — would have the power to influence an entire century.”

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