I have finished my first complete edit of my current work in progress. Thank you, thank you.
(I bow to all the imagined applause.)
I am pretty proud of myself. But before we drift off on a cloud of our own imagined brilliance....I would like to share a few hard facts that I have discovered.
I have a stutter. Not when I speak...apparently this is only manifested in my writing. Repeated use of the word 'the', not one, not two, but three chapter thirty-one's, and my favorite....a whole section where I retyped an entire scene.
It pays to edit, very carefully, more than once. If you are like me and your inspiration tends to strike late at night, remember that there is a thin line between genius....and sleep-deprived craziness.
Maybe if I stopped writing like this:
But that couldn't be it.