I am currently working on editing the novel I wrote during Nanowrimo and beyond. It is a labour of love, but it is also a source of infinite frustration.
I find myself asking myself things like, ‘Self, what on earth were you thinking when you wrote that sentence?’ and, ‘Is that even a word?’.
I had to take a break from the editing today to give my brain and self esteem a breather.
Also, I don’t have enough gas in the car to go back to Cork & Bean (the joy and pain of country living) and sit with a glass of wine, er, I mean coffee, and edit for hours like I did yesterday.
Okay, fine, I’m just feeling a bit lazy today and I just didn’t wanna. Okay? (Is it hot in here?)
Needless to say, despite the fact that I have said it numerous times, in various posts, editing is tough. And being in the right headspace is very important to the process.
So, at this moment, in order to be fair to me and the work, I am going to step away. Just for today.
I think I will take a nap.
Who knows, I might dream up something brilliant! 😊
Or, just as likely, get some much needed rest.
Either way, I will awaken refreshed and ready to face the day. By which I mean, have a snack, watch some TV and get back to editing… tomorrow.