I am finding editing much harder than writing. Twelve days into February and I only felt I was really getting to grips with the process yesterday. Then my printer played up!
So any editors reading - help! Advice most welcome.
I will try to pay attention to three bits of advice I have come across: Be Organised, Go Slowly, and Keep A Good Attitude. It seems to me very easy to lose confidence at this stage. Did I really write all this? 50,000 words? Unlike in a painting where I can view the whole at once and keep all the elements in balance and see clearly their relationship to one another, this creation seems unwieldy and huge to me, and I don't really feel I'm altogether in control..
Yesterday's first lines were by Colette and she is describing one of her best known characters Chéri. She is a wonderful writer and the way she starts her stories always makes me want to read on.
More from Colette tomorrow....