Today, I’m thinking a lot about the novel I’ve been working on for a while now. I have the first draft complete, which means now I am supposed to start editing and rewriting to actually make it good. This, is incredibly intimidating to me. Quite honestly, I’ve never been good and grammar or spelling, and the the thought of searching for these types of micro issues scares me out of my whits. There is this voice inside my head that keeps saying, “Don’t even think about editing, there is no way you this document will ever reach beyond the crap that it is at the moment.” I struggle to ignore it, and need to overcome this type of self-doubt, but it’s incredibly difficult!
I wonder if any other writers have had this experience as they move into the editing process, and what you have done to overcome?