And I sound so enthusiastic about it!
Joking aside, editing has always been the most difficult part of the process for me.
While I (mostly) enjoy reading my own words, I do sometimes struggle to remember details about every character, despite having them all written down in my notebook. I’m terrified I’m going to forget something crucial and, in doing so, destroy what little credibility I have as an author.
I know it is only the first edit. I know I still have to share this work with my writing partners. I know my editor still needs to do their thing.
I know, I know, I know…and I’m still worried. I’m still scared I’m not good enough—not really an author.
My imposter syndrome is strong.
On the positive side, I did manage to get through more chapters than I expected this week, so I am ahead of schedule.
A silver lining indeed!
A Thing I Enjoyed This Week
Earlier this year, The Bitter Southerner put out their Summer Reading Roundup.
I’ve been fortunate to grab many of their recommendations from my local library—and I suggest you do, as well.
As the days get shorter and the weather grows colder, you might be looking for a good read to get lost in. This list is an excellent place to start!