The first round of editing is always a tough one. You find lots of silly mistakes, rushed conversations, cardboard characters… But that’s fine, that’s why we edit!
Except yesterday my muse ran away. One particular paragraph needed a major overhaul, and I was blank.
So I did what any good writer does, and set out to bribe her. I got a mocha, with marshmallows of course, and sat down in the sun to clear my head. Staring up at the blue sky through this tangle of branches, birds singing around me, my brain unfocused… I may have napped for a bit.
Today I sat down in front of the WIP, and the muse has returned. The troublesome paragraph was sorted in about five minutes flat!
So if all else fails, bribe the muse. Every time.
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