30 Day Edit

I finished my latest novel in March at just short of 80k words. Hurrah! But since then editing my novel has been a source of mental pain and great resistance.

I have really struggled with it.

I’m not sure why this is, because I was looking forward to editing when I was forcing myself to finish the last few chapters. But now I’m able to edit, it is the LAST thing I seem to want to do.

In fact, I will clean the bathroom, read a boring book or even take a nap before I can bring myself to open Scrivener and edit my own work.

Thankfully I have been part of a mentoring bubble with the brilliant Debz Hobbs-Wyatt over the last few weeks else I probably would have done absolutely nothing since March.

The thing is, the school summer holidays begin in less than a month and I was certain I would be finished by then.

And I am nowhere near finished.

So for the next 30 days I’m going to prioritise my editing and see if I can get 30 hours done. One hour a day.

Even on weekends (even with interruptions!).

I’ll be posting daily updates on Twitter (#30dayedit) as from tomorrow and I’d love anyone to join me in my editing realm of doom. We can cheer each other on!

I’ll post the total edited word count at the end of the next 30 days.

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