You know what’s hard? Editing. You probably already knew that. But the more time I spend working on Summer Rush’s changes, the more frustrated I get. I have 30,000 words worth of comments on this novel; some of it is useful, some of it is great for my ego, some of it is just… stuff.
The big question is, which of it is useful? A lot of the stuff that some people loved (myself included), other people strongly disliked. Then there’s stuff I liked that I was counseled to change. So… who knows what they’re talking about? And am I right, or am I completely blind to my own writing’s faults? It’s kind of frustrating. Summer Rush is the favorite of all my novels, so I want to make sure it’s really good.
I’ve never really truly edited something before. I love editing, turning a diamond in the rough into a quality jewel and all that, but I love writing more. So I tend to write, then throw that project aside and jump right into the next one. As much as I love editing, I’m still very much a novice at it.
Anyway, that was a bit of a rant. Nothing to do but keep on pushing and working at it ^.^