Monday, April 20, 2009
The Final Editing Stage...Walk Away
Okay, I have done the major rewrite on my upcoming novel due in to the editor.
But now I am tired. Worn out. My fingers are frazzled, and my mind is numb after all the rewriting. I am thoroughly sick and tired of the book. So what do I do?
Let it rest and walk away. Literally.
Yes, I took a week off, walked away from my computer and went into the woods to enjoy a bit of the coming spring. I went hiking for a week.
So what to do on that last stage of editing? Walk away. Take a rest. Then come back and have a new look at it. In the end you will have a final product that gleams.