The time has finally arrived: the time to edit. I’ve let Lift sit for five weeks, and now it’s time to get out the yellow legal pads and different color highlighters, and get down to brass tacks.
Editing may not be as much fun as the actual writing, but this is when your story will really start to come together. You’ll be able to trace all your subplots and see what is working and what really needs to be scrubbed. I am looking forward to the read-through of Lift because it will be new again. Will my characters be as fun and crazy and whimsical as I thought they were? Will the carousel horses be as magical as I remembered? It will be interesting.
So onward to the editing, and may the book not be in as terrible of shape as it could be.