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red.jameson
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I hope changing your editing process does help, Cheryl. If not, I know that when I personified my self-editor into a character who I cared about very deeply, that changed the way I felt about editing. I’ve always liked editing–sometimes I loved doing it, or sometimes it was a bit of a struggle but I still liked it. The few times I’ve actually strongly disliked editing was when I was having major career problems, like going from a bestseller to feeling like I was hearing crickets whenever I released a book. I didn’t like editing because it meant I was that much closer to publication, so I started to hate it. The exercise I mentioned above helped but also addressing the fact that yes, I would love to make more money while writing, but really, even if I didn’t make any money, I loved writing for me. Sometimes I have remind myself of that daily–I’m writing for me.

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