Red pen editing. Ah, how the color red gets a bad rap, but editing is important – so everyone keeps telling me. Well, I tell myself it’s important as well, that would explain why I never shut up about it – but I’m finding the trick is finding an editor. (<- see, that sentence totally needs to be edited. I’m leaving it to make a point. Moving on.)
I’m starting to compare editors to the illusive big foot… Hmm… I may be blowing this out of proportion… or maybe I’ve had too many night of insomnia to string together balanced and cohesive thought?
So, I almost quit over the weekend. Writing I mean. I was back on the dirty bathroom floor of life telling myself (in explicit detail) why I should quit. But I haven’t. Luckily I had a slew of messed up dreams last night that revived my belief that writing is what I’m meant to do.
Believe in fate or don’t – that’s your choice, but I can’t seem to give it up. (Even when it makes me want to cry. Then I just cry. What else is there to do? Oh, that’s right. Ice cream. Cry and eat ice cream. I really need to work on having a constant supply in the old freezer.)
Writing is my heroin and I while reading is kind of my methadone, I suppose maybe all of it would go better if I only accept this is who I am.
And being that person means I need help – with editing. Because I have a small novella I really want to publish on this here blog (and wattpad) but I want it to be as perfect as it can be. So! Now I need your help. Are you an editor? Can you recommend one? I have two leads, but any and all help is appreciated! Comment below, email me, tweet me.
Time to work on the addiction… “once upon a time…”