Editing isn’t for wimps

The editing process for a book is better suited for those that enjoy details. And more details. And details that come back to bite you. Because I’m writing historical fiction, it’s important to not only nail the structure, grammar, and spelling issues, but also the physical accuracy of an era. As one who like big, broad strokes, this is detail work. But as with most forms of art, it’s the details that make a masterpiece. Not to suggest I’m writing something of say the equivalent of Monet, but I think we all recognize that authors who put grit into the editing, create more satisfying stories.

As soon as my rough draft is returned from a resident historical expert, I’m sitting down to do more hard work.