I’m stuck. Not stuck like my main character who finds herself wedged, head first, in the window of a ticket kiosk with her butt and legs sticking out and flailing in every direction, but I’m stuck on how to edit Chapter 1, and 2 and 3 and 4 and…you get the picture. I know there is such a thing as writer’s block, but “editor’s block?” If that exists, I have it. And if it didn’t exist before, it certainly exists now.
I spent Monday and Tuesday reading fiction how-to books and focusing on one aspect of the editing process (characters, or dialogue) only to read my text, sit back, smile smugly, and say to myself “check. did it. It’s perfect.” Of course it’s not perfect! I will wager a bet that it is far from perfect. But that is what happens when you’re afflicted with editor’s block: there is no room for improvement.
I’m putting the manuscript on a side shelf for a (long) weekend, will print it out on Monday and edit for typos. At least I’ll be able to spot out typos. Rihgt?