Someone posted this on Writer Unboxed Facebook page. It is so true. I love writing. I want to write, write, write and not have to deal with the editing process.
I have read some authors who say that they enjoy editing. Really? Why?
Writing is like enjoying a wonderful dinner and dessert. Editing is having to wash all the dishes and pots and pan by hand twenty times.
I don't mind working on the plot, developing the characters more and making changes that beta readers suggest. I do mind the grammar, spelling and maintenance tasks.
When I get a book deal and a six-figure deal, it will be great to have an editor and an assistant. Until then, I have to find a way to survive.
One great tool that I have found is the a writing program that reads me the book. I can listen and pick-up mistakes that I missed when reading it.
What do you think about editing? If you like it, what is your secret? If you hate it, what is your secret to get through it?