Friday, April 4, 2014

E is for Edit

A four letter word that makes every writer cringe.

You work on a story for months and know you have the next best seller. You read, then read again. Then review every word for proper grammar and check all your punctuation. Your smile widens and you know your ready for the editor. You send your baby off and wait for her words of praise on how she can really see the hours you put into making this the most amazing story. Then the e-mail arrives and you open your story to find...

Pages and pages of errors and needed corrections. You fall back into your chair and sigh. All that hard work and you see nothing but red marks in front of you. 
But your determination sets in and you know that you cannot get your story ready to be published without going through the editing process.

So you  put on the coffee, dig in and start making the changes that are needed to make your story the next best seller.

Edit might be a four letter word, but you don't want to publish without it. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by on Monday to see what word I come up with for the letter F.



  1. What an important part of writing this is! Good E word.

  2. I'm probably weird, but often I quite enjoy editing! Improving a phrase and making it more succinct - or shocking, or evocative - gives me a real sense of satisfaction! When I'm tired, I've got a tight deadline and I'm just proofing for typos, though - now that's soul-destroying! :)
    Loving your pictures and posts.

  3. You might want to disable your word verification to encourage bloggers to comment during the A to Z. Minion checking in!

  4. I like editing. It's getting my internal editor to take a hike when I'm drafting that's the trick. I'm glad I found your blog! :)

  5. Edit is a four letter word which makes this writer rejoice. If I'm at the editing stage, it means that I've finished the first draft of whatever it is I'm writing. It also means that I now can start to make it perfect. Editing is THE best part of being a writer. If I could edit all the time, rather than write I would!

  6. Ahh...yes the Edit word. It's one of the most important aspects of writing. I tend to edit while writing...and so on...even after the book is published...I want to edit it....