Yup, this one is going to sting a bit. We all know that it is a huge struggle just to get the words out on paper. We strain just to form a single sentence on some days. Once we finally finish our rough draft, it’s beautiful. Maybe it’s a bit misshapen in sections and yea, okay it’s definitely got its issues, but to us, it’s beautiful.
However, if you want your book to truly shine you have to willing to cut away sections, passages, pages, maybe even (gasp!) chapters of your book that you have spent hours agonizing over. Why? Because you realize now that they just don’t fit, it just doesn’t flow, or hopefully, you have something better to replace it with.
Whatever the reason and no matter the pain, sometimes the best editing tool is a pair of scissors.
But don’t lose heart! Just like a gardener who prunes away the dead portions of a plant to encourage new growth, you can do the same with your own work!
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Happy Writing everyone!
What do YOU need to prune away this week?
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