You guys are amazing. Every time I start having doubts about whether I'm cut out to be a proper author, or the task ahead seems too daunting, you always manage to offer words of encouragement that makes me realise that I'm not the only one who gets this mindset.
I've had another look at my MS today with fresh eyes, and now, it all seems clear. I can still see the issues, but I can see that the changes are making it tighter.
I think that part of the cause was that when I write, it floods out, and I don't really concentrate too hard on it as it all seems to be formed and waiting to be typed. I can see the progress very clearly. The problem with editing, is that you are scrutinising every word, sentence, and paragraph. It's slow going, and I lose sight of any reference points to what reads well.
Like I said. You guys help me re-gain some perspective. :o)
I also received the Blog on Fire award from Abby. I'll put the entry up for this tomorrow, it's a bit mad at the moment, and I can't think of 7 facts that are even remotely interesting.