Time to Edit Again

I love to write, ask anyone who knows me, but editing to me can easily become such a chore. It’s not that I don’t want to get reaquainted with my characters, or revisit the story that so often took up much of my brainmatter until it was finally on page – no, it’s usually because I have to switch to technical mode that takes up so much focus, I often am not able to concentrate on anything else (like my family’s small business).

So how do I do it? How do I manage to sit down for hours on end and go over every line of something I’ve created and possibly pick it apart without totally losing my mind? Music. When I started writing, I had my earbuds in, the music playing, and the rest of the world would fall away. Which, come to find out, isn’t always a good thing – apparently hubby gets a bit miffed if he thinks I’m ignoring him… oops!!! So now we’re at another junction with “Going to California” ready to be edited and I’m trying to figure out how to get the family out of the house for awhile so I can work, all the while wondering how all the projects for the house is going to get done while I’m lost in my own mind.

That’s okay, I’ve done it before, I can do it again… this time though I know not to quote Dean Winchester, “Sorry, can’t hear you…music’s too loud!” when addressing a query from the family. 😉


About Janice Grove

Among other things, I'm the Author of the book, "The Rain Song" - the first in a mini-series of six books, each one named after a Led Zeppelin song. "The Rain Song" is currently available for sale on Amazon as well as many bricks and morter book stores, while the others are written and waiting very impatiently to be edited and ready to go to print. I have a wonderful family who understands better than I do when I call one of them by a character's name, forget what room I was walking into and why, and yes... go off in my own little world when a scene or dialogue just won't let me go.
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