I’m not a complete stranger to editing as I mention a few hundred times before I did edit James Harrington’s Soul Siphon (go buy it, it’s good). I was quite looking forward to editing my own. The book is in two parts. With Part One I kept going endless back over it correcting and re-writing until I made myself stop and get on with Part Two. With Part Two I just wrote not ever looking back until I got to the end. With this in mid I thought Part One would just need a bit of tweaking, insert the odd missing word, reword the odd sentence that type of thing.
I was wrong, I was very wrong. The first few chapters are, well, a pile of donkeys kidneys. In my head I had written a master piece but in reality it made 50 shades of Gray look good. I’m having to rewrite great chucks of it. The story (I hope) is o.k. I just haven’t written it very well. I’m hoping as I go on it will be better but I have definably made the mistake of trying to edit when the book wasn’t finished because of this I’ve become a bit bored with the earlier parts. On the upside I hope this shows my writing skills have improved.
I dreading what I’ll find when I get to Part Two, and all this is before an editor has had a look at it. I was hoping to be out by Easter I’m wondering if Summer might be more realistic.