Hey, all! Today I get to share something about writing! So to start off today's post I'm going to share a music video, which I tend to do quite often because I LOVE music :D
"Edit" by Regina Spektor
I posted this song for two reasons:
1. I feel just like this girl laying on her work in the music video after all the editing I did last last week, lol
2. The lyrics. Here are the ones in particular that I'm speaking off:
"You can write, but you can't edit..."
This was my biggest fear. Yes, I can get something on paper, but can I edit? And guess what? I found out I can!
Last week I just did a huge edit on my work "The Crimson Hunt" I got rid of a lot of stuff and added several scenes that should have made it in the first draft. Now the story reads so much better and I feel really accomplished.
The trick to editing? Kill your little darlings!
I know as writers we have all heard this before, but it's true. Those words on the paper or computer screen are just that words. Kill, Kill, Kill to make your manuscript better.
I've learned a lot since starting this writing journey and editing is one of them. I finally feel comfortable with it and don't sweat if I have to hit the delete button on an entire scene and rewrite. That is a huge relief.
My question for you is: What's your editing process? Do you write your first draft, rewrite the entire thing, then edit? Or do you just edit from the start?