I do that, too. One delivery and one postmortem ongoing at all times. Change is as good as a rest and all that. Besides, I find that editing a WIP makes me produce better writing on the first draft WIP - sorta sharpens me up, I guess.modwitch said:Just sent my WIP out to beta readers. Phew. Now I don't have to look at it again for a bit .
With the timeline I've set up for the next year, I'll likely always have one book in the first draft stage, and one in editing.
I yanked out the ending - it was a NaNoWriMo project, so I think those last days I was on the authors version of meth or something - and am re-writing that. This bothers me, as I have never had to edit to such a drastic extent before.caethesfaron said:Trying to get my book out to betas on Tuesday. All I can say is that coffee is my friend.
Oddly, though, even though rewriting is the most hellish part of the writing process, it is also the most rewarding for me. I get so proud of the littlest things when I'm rewriting.
I feel that way a lot, too. What's even worse is having read through 100 times and someone else sees an obvious error I overlooked.Adam Pepper said:Have read my book so many times I think I could recite it word for word...........