Just got a fresh batch of insightful edits from my agent and am going to dive into cleaning up my WIP this August.
I get to color in each day that I work on my edit plan.
I am one of those writers who LOVES drafting, but finds editing a challenge.
However, I’m learning to push myself to embrace the undoing/unknowing of editing and to realize that I just can’t produce the best story in draft 1…or 2 or 3 or however many it takes. It just doesn’t work like that.
The only way you get to the best version of a story is by crafting it, and that crafting can only happen after it’s been drafted. My mindset is a work-in-progress, just like this book.
And this book, in case you’re wondering what I’m working on, is another fairytale retelling (can’t stop, won’t stop with my beloved fairy tales 😍) with arrows and falcons and wolves and a girl who learns to master them.